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Just Show Up – How Abuse Survivors Can Relate to Good Friday & Easter Sunday

By | 2017-04-14T09:13:20+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Blog|

BLESSED GOOD FRIDAY & HAPPY EASTER!!!!! We, as survivors, can relate to these next few days in a very intimate way that most others can not. Due to circumstances beyond our control we have been thrust into a 'darkness' (death) because of the abuse we have suffered in our past (or for some are currently [...]

Just Show Up – Alyssa Lies (Child Abuse Prevention Month)

By | 2017-04-04T11:15:59+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Blog|

My husband, Neal, called me one afternoon all upset. "You have to hear this song, if it doesn't affect you of all people then something is wrong!" Intriguing. "Okay...my emotions are all amuck right now with what I'm going through...what are you about to share with me?" "Just listen... you have to share this." My [...]

Just Show Up – A Lesson in the ‘Waiting’ (Finally a Plan!)

By | 2017-03-30T17:08:07+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Blog|

Hello everyone! I apologize for my lack in writing these posts. I'll be honest, you'd think I'd want to write with all this time I'm spending 'waiting', but my I can't seem to get my mind focused to write about anything that might be of interest. It was a struggle to wait for four weeks [...]

Just Show Up – Pathology Report and More Waiting

By | 2017-03-13T15:46:36+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Blog|

Funny, waiting tends to be the season of Advent. Lent is known more for a cleansing and renewal. Maybe I'm doing both? ;) I finally received pathology results today but I still don't know my steps forward. More waiting to be done in order to speak to the Endocrinologist once he gets to look at [...]

Just Show Up – Checking in After My Thyroidectomy

By | 2017-03-05T11:01:25+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Blog|

I've been binge watching Parenthood all day... resting... and it's confirmed I don't do well 'resting'. :) I'm going to go to hop between friends' homes this week in order to 'rest'...otherwise I'll see the thousands of things I could do / 'need' to do around the house and nothing will stop me. Trust me, [...]

Just Show Up – Similarities Between Cancer & Abuse

By | 2017-02-15T22:07:16+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Blog|

I haven't written a sincere 'post' in a while because I've been trying to keep preoccupied. I still struggle with going between the thinking of:  'This is no big deal, I should just go along like it's  just any other ole surgery.' and 'Wow. I have cancer. Wow.' You all have been great. Truly. Amazing. [...]

Just Show Up – Jackie Turner’s “Nhashe”… Healing People Who Help People Heal

By | 2017-02-13T12:06:59+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Blog|

Okay my friends, I don't want to let this one get by me. I promised a friend, Jackie Turner, that I would do this over a few weeks ago and I don't want the opportunity to slip by me! A few Christmas' ago I wrote about Jackie Turner when I watched her made for TV [...]

Just Show Up – Life Catches Up Sooner or Later

By | 2017-01-17T09:56:44+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Blog|

Life catches up with us sooner or later. I was lucky to have it knock me over when I was in my late 20's. At that point I was forced to look at my past, the sufferings, the hurts, the pains - the abuse - and recognize how, as much as I'd worked so hard [...]