Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts

Having experienced verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, I often get lost in a pattern of negative thoughts and despair. One thing leads to another and I forget that I get to choose. I can’t cope with life. I start having nightmares about my X. I go into survival mode and everything seems hard. Sometimes … More Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts


Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Big or small, often or rare triggers are real and can be debilitating. The term trigger is used to refer to experiences that “re-trigger” … More Triggers

Broken Image

As I look in the mirror what do I see? A broken image looking back at me. I see my imperfections, faults, and weaknesses. I have spent the majority of my life comparing myself to others and finding reasons why I am not as desirable, lovable, or as good as someone else. I have also … More Broken Image

More Than I Can Take

Life is full of twists and turns; sometimes it gets overwhelming and more than I can take. The last several months our family has been dealing with our standard depression and anxiety issues, but we have had additional health problems, our personal property being stolen, and Warrior being bullied at school. I struggle with feelings … More More Than I Can Take