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. I received a message on Facebook from someone I had mutual friends with and I am instantly triggered. I am going to leave out … More What Am I Supposed to Feel Now that My Abuser is Dead?
To who it may concern, I am sorry for those times that I did not show up or respond to you the way you needed. I am sorry if I did or said something that offended or hurt you. I am sorry for any of the times that I sat in the wrong chair with … More An Open Apology – I Am Sorry for Hurting You
Poetry is written and owned by Warrior. For permission to use email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to use) Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. If you need immediate assistance call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. For a … More To the Broken
Today JJ sent me a text that stated “You Are Loved”. Then he proceeded to ask me if I knew I was loved without having to do anything. He then asked each of our children the same thing. We had powerful conversation as a family about love. About understanding love and that true love is … More YOU ARE LOVED!
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. Over the last 6 months there have been a lot of domestic violence murders in the news. Each one sent me spiraling a little … More Survivors Guilt
Last weekend I attended an amazing seminar titled, Queen of the Kingdom. It was just what I needed to put me back on track with self discovery and possibility. It was a seminar of 1500 woman from 28 different States. My week prior had been unusual, exhausting, and stressful. The morning of the first day … More I Am Becoming Wonder Woman
Anxiety, Depression, and our own internal dialog often paint the way we see ourselves. We compare our worst against others best. We define ourselves by our perspective of celebrities, airbrushed models, and the lives we see on social media. I am grateful for the following perspective: Life is about learning and growth. We learn … More I AM ENOUGH Because I AM LIVE!
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Warrior started being bullied in 6th grade at which time she became suicidal. Add on top of that, puberty triggering a chemical imbalance. I was … More Warriors Fight
Depression – sadness; gloom; dejection. A condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. These feelings of depression, deep sadness and self-doubt manifests in different ways for different people. It also manifests differently for the same person. For me there are times the simplest of … More Supporting Feelings of Sadness, Despair & Self-Doubt with Essential Oils
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
Blue has been having medical problems since June of 2015 and I had spiraled into survival mode. And I found myself in the darkness. I was anxious, depressed, angry, and scared. I stopped creating possibilities and taking care of myself. As I drove to a doctors appointment with Blue this week we observed a beautiful … More Rising After the Darkness
The loss of life, a friendship paused Senseless violence with unknown cause Struggle, Fear, Anger, Pain Going numb again and again Tragic end that was not earned Time to reflect on lessons learned Light, Companion, Peace, Love Divine inspiration from above A smile that could light up the room A life of hope not of … More It is not the end
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. Many people struggle with suicidal thoughts. I know suicide is not the answer, but I continue to struggle with it. Everyone has his or her own journey. We each have our own triggers and my intent is to … More The Struggle with Suicide
Post contains view from my spiritual side. This may trigger those who have experienced spiritual/religious abuse. As with each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. We each have our own triggers and my … More Why Me? – My Journey of Discovery