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Call Me By My Name

I never liked labels. Early on, our mother taught us to call people by their names, a principle she learned through her personal experience with teasing and through someone she loved.  During my mother’s childhood, people teased her about her “skinny legs.” She shared her disappointment with her father. Then, he shared his story of […]

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There Is No Telling Where I Would Be If It Wasn’t For My Mother

Early on my mother realized that being in an abusive relationship with our father and her husband came to a life or death situation. She said “someone was going to die.” My mother chose life. In 1980 , several months after her father’s death and one year after her third child, she gathered the three […]

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How You Can Use The Teacher-Student Approach to Heal From Childhood Sexual Abuse, Reunite With Your Purpose, and Sustain Optimal Health

Several years ago, while living in Ohio, I found a bent tree branch to use for an Instagram post. I have always admired trees for their confidence, elegance, and natural beauty regardless of their color, shape, and other differences. Every year, they endured blazing summers, windy storms, freezing temperatures, and everything else in between to […]

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