Making Peace

I know I’m jumping ahead, way ahead, to the final step—making peace. The word peace is usually associated with healing because peace signifies freedom from anxiety, pain, and fear. It signifies the end of suffering, a place of healing, a state of being. Peace is on every victims’ quest for healing.  It’s called making peace […]

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Healing Words

I could go the rest of my life without hearing the words, “I don’t want to take sides,” or “ I don’t want to know the details,” words that ultimately convey, “I don’t care,”—I’ve heard them all. It has been my experience that most people would rather turn a blind eye than make a stand […]

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Identifying Fear

I never believed in anxiety attacks until I experienced one for myself. About nine years ago I had a friend from high school come up to the last frontier to visit me. We had a blast sightseeing all over Alaska until we made a trip into Denali National Park that I will never forget. We […]

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My 18 Year Old Me

Last week after the kids settled down, my husband and I went to Dairy Queen for a romantic getaway. Now I am revealing how cheap we are, but I do love an Oreo Blizzard; maybe because they come with one of those long handled spoons that make eating ice cream so much fun. While we […]

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Facing the Monster

When I was a little girl I was convinced a monster lived under my white wrought iron daybed. I imagined it lying in wait, ready to grab my feet as soon as they touched the ground. My escape plan was to crouch on the edge of my bed and take the biggest leap possible off the side to avoid […]

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