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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.12.2014
I lost my best friend, Peggy to cancer in December of 2009. Although it’s a wound that will never heal I feel her near me and speak to her often. As Jack Lemon said, “Death is the end of a life, not a relationship.” We were friends for almost 60 years, since we were children growing up, in a small...
charles-killeen's picture
Jan.04.2014
     Like other physicians I know I don't stop for people who get sick in the street or other public accidents or injuries. You try to help or you do help and they wind up suing you for malpractice. It isn't worth it. So the first time I saw Eddie climbing up the cables on the...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Apr.27.2013
 You wouldn’t think a small word like “fear” could create such turbulent feelings in the life of a child sexual abuse victim.  You had to have been there to know why. Picture  it: An innocent child born in to a world where they have every expectation of a joyful life. After all, they...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Dec.10.2011
As per the following URL, in an article on December 21st, 2010 (awhile back I know, but still valid) printed in the Belfast Telegraph, Pope Benedict stated the worst public relations comment he could have dredged up, “In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man...
jane-velez-mitchell's picture
Mar.17.2011
The new book “Addict Nation” explores America’s love affair with prescription drugs. The list of celebrities who have overdosed on legal prescription drugs is long and growing fast. Music legend Michael Jackson died after his doctor gave him a head-spinning cocktail of drugs including Valium,...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.08.2010
Tammie, my second oldest daughter, called me today from The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC. She was there with a group of other parents who are in training to take exchange students, her third year of doing it. We were on the phone for more than an hour. I've never been to The Smithsonian...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Sep.26.2010
I recently did a Lamplighter presentation in Sedona, AZ for an organization called Kinship Kare of Northern Arizona (KKONA). They provide support for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. As a grandmother myself I couldn't imagine raising a grandchild at my age. Where would I get the...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Jul.07.2010
I've been thinking lately about silence and how it is the number one reason why childhood sexual abuse is epidemic. It is not a topic of conversation that people are comfortable with. As the founder of The Lamplighters, an international movement for recovery from incest and childhood sexual abuse,...
heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Apr.20.2010
I thought I was going to write two articles on codependency, but I think I need to write at least three. So here is part two of our three part series. I am going to deal with how a codependent reacts to situations they are in and why. Maybe, just maybe, I can help you learn to live with the...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Mar.28.2010
When I was a little girl I thought there was only one religion, Roman Catholicism.  It was the center of our lives: morning prayers, daily mass, nightly prayers, confession on Saturday night, mass on Sunday morning, Lenten season, fasting, no meat on Friday.  The list was endless.  My dad had even...