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Bk1 Ch4: Fire Behind the Smoke wtss1-006

Bk1 Ch4: Fire Behind the Smoke wtss1-006

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:40 — 22.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | MoreAn overview of some characteristics of covert abuse — its inherent violence, stages it may go through in a relationship, the major role it plays in  defining any relationship regardless […]

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Bk1 Ch3: Facing the Dark and Staying in the Light wtss1-005

Bk1 Ch3: Facing the Dark and Staying in the Light wtss1-005

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:22 — 20.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | More“When the cost of getting burnt by covert abuse starts to dawn on you, the question becomes how do you grieve your losses without becoming consumed by them?” Discover steps […]

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Bk1 Ch2: Equal Opportunity Abuse wtss1-004

Bk1 Ch2: Equal Opportunity Abuse wtss1-004

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:04 — 14.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSS | MoreOpening this episode with a commentary about a child’s selective perception, Demian shares her personal experience regarding that and how no one is immune from covert abuse, whether as targets […]

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Covert Abuse Commentary

A Promise

A Promise

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Book 1: Commentary with 0 Comments

Creating this podcast, I find myself thinking more about the different ways covert abuse can manifest and how often we can’t see its overall presence, because we’re too busy reeling from a specific attack and trying to regain our balance. When a person attacks you with insults and threats and then acts as if you’re […]

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New Discoveries

New Discoveries

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Book 1: Commentary with 0 Comments

The experience of writing and recording the episodes for my first podcast has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. For one, I discovered a new way of writing that I really, really love. Words that work on the page suddenly become awkward when you try to speak them and new ones that better spring onto […]

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KTD: Healing Journey

What is the Healing Journey?

What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

This blog, Keeping the Dream is about the Healing Journey, my healing journey, actually, and one I wish to share with you. The healing journey is made up of stages that are shared by everyone who travels its path, but not necessarily at that same time or in the same way, nor to the same […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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No Guarantee, Only Trust

No Guarantee, Only Trust

Written by on August 19, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

 As I take a step on the walk leading up to my house, I startle a monarch butterfly from my little flower garden. I’m hoping it’s one of my caterpillars come through the cycle of chrysalis to wings. It flies quickly away, lighting upon a hanging plant for half a moment before heading out to […]

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Poetry and Song

My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

  Liu Xiaobo 12/28/55 – 07/13/17 They took your body ravaged by sickness given time to grow unimpeded — “Death of a thousand cancer cells” — and burned it tossing ashes out to sea not in honor but in haste to get rid of all evidence of your voice and their crime But they do […]

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Was No One There?

Was No One There?

Written by on October 24, 2014 in KTD: The Healing Journey, Poetry and Song with 0 Comments

This poem came from a day, October 18th to be exact, when sorting through some of my journals I had glanced through them and the naivete and vulnerability of who I had been just cut through me like a knife. The day triggered me horribly — waves of grief and then depression that threatened to […]

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