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Get The 19 Brain Skills That Will Change Your Life

Get The 19 Brain Skills That Will Change Your Life

It was all so sudden. He had the barrel of a gun pressed into the side of my head. He made me lie face down on the floor of our master bedroom. He demanded to know when others in the household were due to be back. Frantically I raced in my mind to think of […]

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 […]

Yppee! Brave Miss World!

Yppee! Brave Miss World!

It has been a couple of years since I first went to a preview of this movie.  I am so glad it is now on Netflix.  I watched it the other night.  I have blogged on this movie before.  They changed the title from Miss World to Brave Miss World.  Her journey begins with the […]

Rape Kits

Comment: “labs,  etc., etc.  Of course this all comes back to us  the voting public  doesn’t it?  If we cared enough, as a society, about providing a dignified form of meaningful  justice for rape victims then they would have it, because we have the power to vote out anyone at any governmental level who demonstrates […]

Happy Day!

The following report is like a dream come true to me.  If you readers will recall, I reported on a church that was willing to start educating their congregations about sexual aberrations of all sorts and was very willing when this courageous woman who is in the Redemption Stage was ready to start a group […]

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 […]

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.  […]


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 […]