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How To Have Healing and Ongoing Hope

HOPE.  There wasn’t any for me or so I thought.  I was raped September 22, 1982.  It was mid-morning, in my home, on my bed.  My mind raced to make sense out of the seemingly impossible.  Was this some kind of a bad practical joke?  Had my brother-in law gotten off of work to pull […]

The Great True Story of a Survivor’s Journey

The Great True Story of a Survivor’s Journey

The courageous woman  was recently asked to speak to a large group about her story.  Just like Cory’s story posted awhile back, it is an encouragement for all survivors and those that love them.  She was a guest on Beyond Abuse blog-talk radio July 25 and can be listened to on that site.  She is […]

It is so surprising! I Can Hardly Believe It!

What is so surprising?  That it has been over a year since I left off writing about Reorganization, a most important stage of recovery when all that ‘going haywire’ from the SV event (and please note, even a french kiss by a father to his 12 year old daughter is incest) gets newly wired in […]

Healing and Hope

I will be doing several blogs, over a period of time, about the Unintended Journey we survivors need to take to heal ourselves.  I describe the stages of recovery as the Four R’s.   The first stage is Ravaged.  Shock and anger characterize this stage.  The following is from my book Redeem The Silence; an Unintended […]

A couple of Stories

From my book Redeem The Silence; an Unintended Journey: Elizabeth found a valuable way to ritualize her resolution.  One year after her rape she went to a bridge over a deep gorge with friends. “I knew I had to find a way to make the anniversary a new beginning.,” she says.  “Rituals are a wonderful […]

The Four R’s

Soon you will be seeing some stories of survivors come up on this blog.  You will also soon be seeing some positive changes to the website.  I am looking forward to these things. Intermittently among these stories I will be writing about the four R’s of recovery for all survivors, no matter what the age.  […]

Grateful

This morning I am so very very grateful. I struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; one therapist I had told me that the only common denominator in the research on this disorder is some sort of trauma.  Well, I am a rape survivor, as well as a survivor of emotional/verbal abuse as a child. I have […]