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Returning to the beat of my heart on the AT.

  The Appalachian Trail. It has survived.  It gave me the strength to as well.  Saving me in the thick of it, encouraging me when I returned to it.  It is a constant. Reflecting back on all of the trips… Continue Reading →

831 – Shelly’s story

Eight hundred thirty-one. She stared blankly at the register screen. “Ma’am, will that be cash or charge?” As Shelly stared down at her ever-evolving baby bump under hideous looking maternity clothes, tears welled up in her eyes and she swallowed… Continue Reading →

Jane.

I have been working on this first story for months as I mentioned in my last post. “My hope is that it helps anyone in need, that it sheds light on the epidemic of Domestic Violence, that it gets you… Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about this!

A few months ago I decided I wanted to interview people who had experienced Domestic Violence and tell their story.  I have told pieces of my story and I felt like it was a way for me to reach more… Continue Reading →

Sudoku – also, nerd alert!

Have you ever played Sudoku?  It is my kind of game.  It is challenging, mentally stimulating, and has numbers. (Also, you play alone, so I do not have to wait on anyone.. or drag someone else’s time out – I… Continue Reading →

Love > Hate

LOVE > hate So l dreamt last night that I was back in my old home, with my abusive ex. Day after day, in this dream, I was assaulted, raped, and battered.  Scarred, broken, weak.  One day I had a… Continue Reading →

Why my empathy can be weak.

Correction: Why my empathy is weak. Sympathy: Psychology, a relationship between persons in which the condition of one induces a parallel or reciprocal condition in another, without the same experience as their own. The fact or power of sharing the feelings of another, especially in sorrow or trouble; fellow feeling, compassion, or commiseration. Empathy: The psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.  Knowing a personal similar experience and sharing the feelings induced by the experience. Basically, sympathy is feeling for another when… Continue Reading →

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