Finding Joy, Finding Freedom

Finding Joy, Finding Freedom

As I sit here in this beachfront condo and watch the sunrise on the ocean, I can’t help but know that my life is good.  So many people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  So many people cannot pay their rent.  So many people are trapped in minimum wage...
Have Trauma, Will Hover (Chapter 3)

Have Trauma, Will Hover (Chapter 3)

‘Vacation’ is a funny word for a single mother of young children.  Before having children, the term ‘vacation’ would invoke a feeling of relaxation, but it doesn’t mean what it used to mean.  Now it means I will move my exhausted self and young children to...
Walking Away

Walking Away

I have spent the majority of my life in various states of anger.  For the first thirty years, this anger was mainly turned inward.  I didn’t have permission to express anger in my home.  The retaliation might have killed me.  In addition, society had taught me that it...
Three Little Words

Three Little Words

I have always been a talker.  I am an extrovert by nature.  In my family, that made me a problem child.  They couldn’t get me to shut up.  I was threatened with my life and physically assaulted many times because I was exposing the family secret.  But there was good...