Why do victims of violence have to get over stuff? Why are those who perpetrate violence getting away with it? This is the essence of my post today. Those who've gotten over something wonder why others continue to struggle with it. They can't understand why someone who has been severely traumatized won't let go. Here's … Continue reading Where Is the Justice?
The Un-Reality of Prescription Medicine
Have you ever watched, and I know you have, the commercials about any one of thousands of meds that promise any problem you have can be easily cured through their use? Sure they will list a ton of fearsome side effects but hey, so what! You'll be better for sure! The before and after are … Continue reading The Un-Reality of Prescription Medicine
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People kill themselves. There is nothing worth living for, more specifically, there isn't enough good to outweigh the incredible pain. I totally get it. The psychiatrist doesn't care, he gives you another med and says see a therapist. The process of even looking for a therapist is daunting and intimidating, and you are in no … Continue reading this is why..
Secrets and Lies-Protecting the Abuser
I have repeatedly watched the 2015 movie "Spotlight' and read much concerning the epidemic of abusive priests in the Catholic Church. My emotions have run the gamut of anger to tears as I recall my own personal experiences of being sexually abused at the hands of my father, and the enabling of a mother who … Continue reading Secrets and Lies-Protecting the Abuser
Feeling the Disconnect but Embracing the Truth
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 (KJV) There is something about going through deep personal trauma that will exclude a person from accepting a marginal existence. Everything seems a little more urgent and painful; they will see more clearly through trivial matters and frivolous escapes from reality...if they are … Continue reading Feeling the Disconnect but Embracing the Truth
A Legacy of Tragedy
Some say that it is best to focus on the ups and keep the downs to yourself. As a point of fact, I have had people tell me not to write the truth of life as I experience it, but apply a thick, sugary, candy-coating and be an illuminating ray of positivity and hope in the … Continue reading A Legacy of Tragedy
How Do I Explain To You…? Pt.1
How do I explain to you... the terror in a boys heart at the slightest noise in the night, and how he is paralyzed by the foot steps which stop at his bedroom door? As he buries his head under the blankets in a futile attempt at childish escape, the doorknob is quietly turned and … Continue reading How Do I Explain To You…? Pt.1