Before you read this post, please read my disclaimer. DISCLAIMER: No, I don't believe that every person that has ever claimed to be "abused" has been. There are people that claim it for ulterior motives (to protect themselves, money, attention, etc). They then compromise real victims' integrity. I am only writing about this because it… Continue reading Abuse. Always. Always. Believe Them.
Commiserate - to express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. When we are sad, grieving, discouraged, lonely, or feeling beat down, sometimes it feels good to share stories with someone who has been through something similar. Someone who "gets it". Perhaps someone who is sympathetic towards us and our situation. There's nothing wrong with that.… Continue reading Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail
In the dumps? Life been cruel to you lately? Facing a divorce? Living in the red all the time? Health failing? I hate to tell you friend...but while "this too shall pass" (that gets on my nerves, btw...I mean who in the history of EVA wants to hear that when they are in the middle of… Continue reading Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY
I don't suppose I can say I've ever been "fearless". Oh sure, I'm working on it, but it continues to elude me. Sometimes fear taunts me. Tempts me to engage with it. Cozy up to it. Reconcile with it so we can be "friends" again. But for today, I turn down the invitation and stay… Continue reading Fearless
Guess what? We all have a story...some chapters we'd rather not read out loud...but they still make up our beautifully broken story of courage, strength, rebirth, and worthiness. Own your story and do not let anyone ever use it against you! Growth is the best personal revenge on anyone who is using the past to… Continue reading I survived, ahem…I THRIVED
Sorry mom (I can always count on her to read my work)...I know it isn't ladylike and becoming of a southern belle to use potty words...but it's kind of my thing and calling it by any other name would be unauthentic. Anyone who has been around me for any length of time has likely heard… Continue reading Exposed – Own Your Own Crap