Tag Archives: healing

Day 3 with Dad


Day 3 with Dad (Friday, April 19, 2013) I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be. Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and … Continue reading

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Beautiful Inspiring Article on Writing Post-Injury


This came via Twitter and was so beautiful I felt I had to share it.  Enjoy & share the encouragement/inspiration!  🙂 http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/writing-to-calm-and-compose-the-injured-brain/

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … Continue reading

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TED Talks: Listening to Shame / Vulnerability is Courage by Brené Brown


““Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage.”” — Brené Brown I have watched this video and have to say it’s one of those with a great ‘takeaway message.’  Having grown up as I did, never really feeling good about … Continue reading

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I realized I had left out some of the quotes that made an incredible difference in my perspective on depression in myself and helped develop greater compassion for others. Although all stories touched my heart, I found Andrew Solomon’s words … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary


[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: The Feeling of Home and Update on Rudy Dog (posted Aug. 30, 2009)


For those of us who grew up in pretty chaotic homes, finding home is quite a journey. For many years I hid in my bedroom out of the line fire, safe only in the presence of animals in whom I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Music As Medicine Article (posted June 1, 2009)


I’ve sure found my taste in music has changed post-injury, for those times I can listen to it, it’s not loud! It’s soothing, relaxing, peaceful music most often, and sometimes, when I can, I have a bunch of encouragement songs … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Broken and Touched by a Different Kind of Healing (posted May 14, 2009)


Today has been a tough one emotionally, not surprisingly following difficult news. I have to share something incredible. In addition to the tough news from the Social Worker yesterday, I received a letter from the at-fault party’s insurance saying my … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Butterly Courage & Thank You For Believing Me Well (posted Sept. 12, 2008)


BUTTERFLY COURAGE – Beautiful “Chicken Soup for the Soul” story by David L. Kuzminski Walking down a path through some woods in Georgia in 1977, I saw a water puddle ahead on the path. I angled my direction to go … Continue reading

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