“Punishments include such things as flashbacks, flooding of unbearable emotions, painful body memories, flooding of memories in which the survivor perpetrated against others, self-harm, and suicide attempts.”― Alison Miller, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control For the last month I’ve been listening to the sounds of my internal “you’re a woman it’s time to … More Yeah, It Does, Get Better….I’ve Seen It
Maybe you had a bad day at school, or mom or dad was extra violent, and you end up at a party where someone offers you a joint or a pill, or an edible, or perhaps a needle. It seems like a good idea at the time because how bad could things really get? Twenty … More Do You Even Know What Drug Addiction Is?
I am watching Bad Vegan right now, about Sarma Melngailis and her former husband Anthony Strangess. A man who conned her and her family, her investors, out of millions of dollars by transforming a bright beautiful talent into his victim. Lots of people want to talk about how she should have known, she should have … More The Story Behind #BadVegan Is One of #Abuse. @Sarma, I Hear You.
I’ve noticed a pattern, especially in the last several years. December always used to be the strongest most powerfully busy time of the year for me. Largely because we were always getting ready for Christmas Dinner at the mission – picture getting ready for a wedding, every year for eighteen years. On the exact same … More Do You Know What “SURVIVOR” Really Means? It’s Not A Friggen Game Show – It’s A Warning Label