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Her Gateway

Peace. In times of crisis, peace. It was what she knew to do, but when thoughts scattered it was easy to forget, and so she had a plan, a plan that began with meditation. Meditation, her gateway to calm, to … Continue reading

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Determined Hope

To paraphrase the legendary Tina Turner, “What’s hope got to do with it?” Everything. Life experience has taught me that. In some circles, hope is simply optimism, a belief in a positive outcome. My view is a certainty that, if … Continue reading

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Presence in Another Room

Smoking shadows wafting out of the past lingered on the other side of the present conjuring, dancing in disjointed syncopation. Glimpsed askance, a presence in another room, a deadly trigger with a key. Whispered warnings perceiving other outcomes recognized the … Continue reading

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Having the Patience to Build Confidence

My focus this year is on readying books for publication, but it’s also about continuing to self-improve and silence my often cruel inner critic so as to diminish my self-doubt. I made a huge step forward recently when I took … Continue reading

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The Answers

Time, when it stood still, went nowhere, grew no possibilities. Salvation, it wasn’t to be found in the avoidance she’d crafted with care. Life, it didn’t happen in a vacuum’s darkness while she waited. Answers, they weren’t to be found, … Continue reading

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The Mirror of Her Fears

The childhood she’d fled wasn’t quite abandoned. In adulthood, it was reflected in dreams, the safety she crafted each day ripped away when she closed her eyes. The peace she cherished was seemingly lost, but upon opening her eyes it … Continue reading

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How Writing Self-Therapy Saved Me

It’s interesting how my stories trigger these posts, even when the posts aren’t directly about them. This is a post about how the best therapy I’ve ever received was my own writing and how that led to creating my own … Continue reading

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When Writing Demanded I Heal from Childhood PTSD

Purpose. Commitment. Commitment to purpose. Fulfilling purpose requires the right tools and resources, both as a person and a writer. 2020 wasn’t just a year to assess, but a test. Entering the year, I had big expectations, but then Covid-19 … Continue reading

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When the Past Steals

She languished in the past so long present became past, stealing opportunities while she looked back, blind to the growth she lacked. Clarity came, it was a late night hour, a moment, the moment, she resolved to move beyond cruel … Continue reading

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