Tag: empowerment

A Piece of Sky

Written by on September 24, 2016 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
A Piece of Sky

It’s been three years since I made the announcement I was archiving this blog. I closed it to launch my namesake blog as part of a marketing plan. But shifting from focusing on an action — keeping the dream, to focusing on a person — Demian Yumei, didn’t work for me. I thought, at first, […]

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Connecting the dots…or not

Written by on September 4, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 5 Comments

Last year or so, while recovering from a bout of exhaustion I had spent most of one day napping on the couch and watching T.V. I discovered a program on Investigation Discovery, called Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry? It’s a series about people who think they know their spouses only to find they are, […]

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What I’m Thankful For…

Written by on November 22, 2012 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments
What I’m Thankful For…

Going through some writings, I found this. I had written it seven years ago, but I still feel it in my heart. I revised it a bit and would like to share it with you. I’m thankful for the love I have inside of me that enabled me to survive an abusive childhood and make […]

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How to Discern Covert Abuse Without Becoming Paranoid

Written by on October 15, 2012 in Covert Abuse with 7 Comments
How to Discern Covert Abuse Without Becoming Paranoid

Before I write any more articles in the “Feigning Series” or analyze any more types of manipulation and covert abuse, I would like to address the question of how to protect our idealism, our positive outlook on life in a world where covert abuse exists. It’s necessary to be able to discern covert abuse, to […]

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Reclaiming the Power Behind Rationalizing

Written by on October 7, 2012 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
Reclaiming the Power Behind Rationalizing

It’s not that we don’t think when we stay in abusive relationships. We do. It’s just that instead of using our thinking to discern the truth, we use our thinking to hide from it. Instead of using our thinking to protect ourselves, we use it to justify staying in danger. Instead of calling out wrong […]

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I spoke up

Written by on February 28, 2008 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments

[I actually wrote this a few months ago, but wanted more time to pass between this actual event and the publishing of it. This situation affected a number of people and I wanted to honor their space with the distance of time. But it was a very important moment for me and I want to […]

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