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What does it mean…

Written by on November 11, 2010 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

…to be Miyasan’s daughter? For so long I had seen my mother through her wounds, her needs. And in my way, I related myself to her through my own. But now, as I’m engaged in a writing challenge, (NaNoWriMo – a novel in 30 days) I find that I’m seeing her in more and more […]

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Nephew’s Birthday

Written by on October 20, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Today I went to my nephew’s birthday party. It’s been a while since I’ve been back to that area. I think the last time I went was his birthday the year my sister died, three years ago. I wasn’t expecting the emotional reaction I got driving past the exit off 695, where 83 veers off […]

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Without laughing

Written by on October 1, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

“I can watch this without laughing”, my father said. We were watching Red Skelton show, my favorite. Along with the Wonderful World of Color, Walt Disney’s Sunday night show, Red Skelton was the highlight of my week. In that short time segment, I was transported to a world of fun and laughter, of wonder and […]

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9/11

Written by on September 11, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Until every heart is filled with peace and every life touched with grace, I hold a candle of remembrance for you and for everyone involved in any way. May God send compassion on us all.

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Some Nights…

Written by on September 10, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Just because I like to write songs of hope and inspiration, doesn’t mean that’s how all my days are. Like many people, and like most survivors of abuse, I deal with depression. Not that I just get depressed, but *depression*. Some things occur in my life that can trigger those cavernous feelings of pain, and […]

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Photo Journal: “Our Garden of Angels”

Written by on June 27, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Enter the peaceful and sacred space of Our Garden of Angels, a “homicide memorial park dedicated to the memories of loved ones who had been murdered”. Rick Waldroup shares the healing peace of the garden through his photos, revealing the beauty and resiliency of the human spirit. There are words to describe the background for […]

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Memories

Written by on November 22, 2006 in The Healing Journey with 2 Comments

You know, when you’re an incest victim or a survivor of anything, memories often have a negative connotation. Words like “flashback” and “triggering” usurp the meaning and purpose of what memories can mean, and take them to a place of pain and hurt. But tonight, I am grateful for them. I have a right to […]

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Not so easy

Written by on October 29, 2006 in The Healing Journey with 1 Comment

That’s an understatement. It’s downright hard for me to post here. It’s such a tender thing, this issue between my mother and I. Not only that, but I can’t think about her without thinking about my sister, who I miss very much. But I don’t feel compelled to post on a regular basis…not here. That’s […]

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