Monday, December 30, 2013


“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.” ~ bell hooks

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I have compassion for myself.

“As a child, I was emotionally abandoned if I cried or expressed “negative” feelings. I learned that I wasn’t worthy of love and acceptance unless I was happy. As an adult, whenever I felt sorry for myself, I rejected myself the same way my parents had. I hated myself for exposing my “badness” and “making” people walk away from me. I abandoned myself during the times when I needed the most comfort. Healing those wounds allowed me to see that I’m worthy of love even when I express my pain or talk about the awful things that happened to me. No matter how anyone else responds to me, I have compassion for myself.” ~Christina Enevoldsen

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Nothing so dark...

There is nothing so dark that we cannot put it on paper, question it, and set ourselves free. ~
Byron Katie

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The financial realities of living with an addict

Really important article, especially for women.

Don't be like me!!  Read this article, and protect yourself!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

We are free to be who we are

“The past is not a burden; it is a scaffold, which brought us to this day. We are free to be whom we are—to create our own life out of our past and out of the present. We are our ancestors. When we can heal ourselves, we also heal our ancestors, our grandmothers, our grandfathers and our children. When we heal ourselves, we heal Mother Earth." -Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein, The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

Saturday, December 7, 2013