What forgiving is and isn’t, part 6

Remembering and forgetting Have you heard, seen or smelled something recently that reminded you of a special person, place or…

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The trauma of child abuse: from denial to healing, part 3 of 4

Brandon and Frankie Ann When Victim #1 in a very sick family (i.e., Our Perfect Family) gets married, this throws…

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The trauma of child abuse: from denial to healing, part 1 of 4

Brandon’s story Brandon’s parents are sociopaths. I told a lot of his story in the first series on this blog—Sociopaths;…

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The trauma of abortion: from denial to healing, part 1 of 2

The seven messages Have you ever over-packed for a trip and your suitcase was so heavy that you weren’t sure…

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Traumatic grief, part 5 of 5

Touch, wallow and heal Have you ever found yourself singing along with a song that you learned many years ago,…

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Traumatic grief, part 2 of 5

Seeing is believing Have you ever caught a preschooler with chocolate smeared all over his face, who declared—most-assuredly—that he did…

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Time for grieving, part 4 of 6

A season, not a lifestyle This is the third post on the Grieving takes time subject. The first post included…

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Remember, part 1 of 2

The bit Well, Peaceful Readers, I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot since I began writing this…

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Thanksgiving, part 4 of 5

Happiness and joy I’ve found it challenging to come up with a really good analogy for the difference between happiness…

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