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Jan.19.2013
We had walked seven years, linear time. In spirit time, we trudged blindly, soared, dug in our heels, cuddled, labored, hunkered down, and grew as deep as a million miles. There were cliffs of resistance; we climbed. Meadows invited picnics where we met with friends and family. Intentions guided,...
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Jan.17.2013
  Lists of symptoms will never give us the depth of information we need to recognize the people around us who have hidden wounds from childhood sexual abuse. I think about this when I hear survivors describe themselves when they were in school D was an organizer. An average student, she...
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Oct.20.2012
October 19, 2012 Because our personal spirit urges us to celebrate the best of ourselves, it often feels uncomfortably close to be “selfish”. Spirit invites us to invest money in our creativity. It persuades us to take care of our needs. It asks us to explore our possibilities. This empowering...
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Oct.13.2012
In our everyday world, we tend to like our memories neat and tidy. Friends and family often get into conversations about past events with each person laying claim to what really happened. Although each person experienced the moment from their very personal collection of feelings and through the...
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Oct.04.2012
October 3, 2012 There is beauty in the mystery of our life. It calls to our curiosity. It invites us to explore. But it also asks us to be patient when we’re anxious for answers. In the landscape of our experience, we crave to know what is coming around the corner. At the very least, we want...
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Sep.21.2012
September 20, 2012 It’s easy to find ourselves in conversations about the way past experiences are helping us accomplish our goals now. Maybe it’s our first job, learning from our aunt’s passion, or a movie that gave us potent experiences that continue to resonate. I’ve noticed this happens...
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Sep.14.2012
September 14, 2012  ☆..✿.•°*”˜ Survivors of child abuse didn’t explore the landscape of childhood; they hunted for paths that might avoid landmines of harm. Whether they tip-toed with caution or brought their guns of anger, their primary focus was getting through another day. Secrets and...
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Sep.10.2012
September 10, 2012 Linear time has no meaning to our personal spirit. It’s part of a dimension that curls in on its self even as it soars along the far edges of infinite potential. Somewhere in there, each of us has our unique pace. The clocks might call to us in tick, tick, ticking attention,...
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Aug.30.2012
August 30, 2012 We were talking about Venus passing in front of the sun. My husband was enthusiastic about the breadth and depth of science that made it possible to predict such far-reaching celestial movements. I listened to his wonder and realized I look out a completely different window to ‘...
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Aug.23.2012
Though passing time ferried us out of our childhood abuse, many of us continue to feel stuck in the same current. In the river of life, we feel unable to paddle to new possibilities for happiness. It’s the most natural thing in the world to float downstream, using the same skills that helped us...
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Aug.17.2012
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Aug.09.2012
Long Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse August 9, 2012 News Release: Jerry Sandusky Sentencing - Author Jeanne McElvaney Offers Insight Into The Long Term Effects On Victims Jeanne McElvaney is the author of 'Spirit Unbroken: Abby's Story', an insightful journey into the world of childhood...
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Aug.03.2012
August 3, 2012 Answers and energy for our dreams come to us as steadily as the surf. We can miss them if we get lost in old thoughts or rush forward, but they keep coming. Self awareness helps us notice the waves of our potential. It makes all the difference so we don’t walk along the beaches of...
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Jul.17.2012
July 17, 2012 ♪♫¨`*ི♥ྀღ •♫♪ Each of us is challenged by desires that don't fit the collection of beliefs we have gathered over time. We carry a backpack filled with things we want but can't seem to manifest. And when we look around, it often seems others have walked many miles in the...
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