It’s done. After weeks of deliberation, writing, re-writing, editing, praying, procrastinating, and, yes, even fasting, I have sent my mother my final words and the book Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified. My original letter to her was thirteen pages long. Yeah, that’s too long. I,… Continue Reading “It Is Finished”
Is “surreal” an emotion? May I take apart this word–sur réalité or sur réalisme? Taken from the French, it literally means ‘on reality’ or ‘on top of realism’. The sense is that one is floating above the weightiness of the solid world. One has… Continue Reading “Sadists, Puppy Love, and Our Shimmering Hearts”
I’ve reviewed some of my older posts, and I’m surprised. I’ve written more than I realized about my experiences with human trafficking. I feel a mix of embarrassment, shame, and disappointment with myself. Part of me accuses, “Would you at least try to think… Continue Reading “Under the Sycamore Tree”
I had an interesting experience today. I’ll be honest. It started out as annoying and became interesting later. To bring you up to speed, I have a very nasty, chest cold. I also had a migraine at 4:30 AM this morning. So, taking my… Continue Reading “Mighty Men and Parking Spaces”
I’ve been asking myself a question–why do some people recover and learn to thrive in life while others remain stuck? I’m certain that there are many highly trained people who could give me good answers, but I do wonder if the foundation of those… Continue Reading “The Truth about Rose-Colored Glasses”
I have something a bit controversial to discuss in order that I might make my point so buckle up if you are easily offended or sensitive. I came across a ministry founded by Robert and Susan Irwin called Become One Flesh. They have a… Continue Reading “Outer Limits and Beyond”
I live in an interesting state. I love where I live even with the arctic winters and the almost tropical summer temperatures. I love our lakes and our seasons, and I even like the quirky regional accents. I do, however, wonder if our civil… Continue Reading “A Riff on Rage”
Denial is an effective coping strategy, but telling the truth about your life and experiences is necessary if a complete recovery is the goal.