Be who you are and say what you mean, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss From the day I walked out the door, leaving my marriage behind, I have found that the experience still has a strong hold on my life and my perceptions. As time goes… Continue reading Fighting for a Better Me
Many people are born nurturers. From the time I was little, I wanted to take care of, and teach, things; baby dolls, stuffed animals, my little brother, and , later on, other people’s children. As I got older, that concept of “taking care of” grew to something much more. I felt the need to protect… Continue reading The Nurturer
Happiness can be found! That is the good news in all of this. But you have to want it bad enough to realize the situation you are in.
The days will turn into months and the months into years. The longer you subject yourself to an abusive relationship, the longer it seems it takes to recover. Now, I’m sure this may receive some push-back, but I’m going to say it anyway. I use the word “subject” because you can always leave. I didn’t… Continue reading The days, months, and years…
Why does fear count? Because, if we allow it, it controls the decisions we make. It is important to comprehend it. Unlike personality traits that we are born with, becoming a fearful person, due to abuse, is a learned trait that penetrates deep into your being.
In order to know where the ideas I share are coming from, and where I hope to take them, I think it is important to understand my personality. Not because it matters who I am, but because I believe that the type of person I am may have some bearing on how I got to… Continue reading Personalities Matter
Over the course of several years I have been on a bit of a journey, if you want to call it that. This journey took me far away from the person I am. So far away, in fact, that I didn’t recognize the person in the mirror. She looked the same on the outside, but… Continue reading Introductions