Change in Perspective

I can tend to see the negative in things and I don’t like that about myself, so I’m working on it. The cool thing is it’s amazing how such a simple change can also be so profound. In my first marriage, for example, I HATED that the bed wasn’t made. I repeated this...

Tips from a Recovering Over-sharer

I used to tell everyone everything about my first marriage. Well, no, that’s not true. I told my parents next to nothing. I told my close friends random, different tidbits. I told strangers WAY TOO MUCH. And the more I work with women, the more I realize that this is...

Why Am I So Comfortable with Pain?

Let’s talk about pain. Think about a time when you’ve had a toothache. It’s the worst, right? I’ve even heard it said that “your toothache is the worst pain in the world” because it’s all you can think about and, frankly, because it’s yours. Physical pain sets...

The Aftereffects of Emotional Abuse

The aftereffects of living under abuse are long and complicated. It’s a bit like a brain tumor that has wrapped itself around the brainstem and all throughout your skull. There’s not just one easy way to undo all that’s been done. There’s no off switch. One of my...

Hurt People Hurt People

Some people have hurt me in my life. Some long ago. Some recent. Some repeated. Some just once. Here’s what I recently wrote in my journal: Holy Spirit, please soften my heart towards — and — and —. I am carrying anger, sadness and fear towards each...

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