The Voice Within

Tumor Can’t Take my Voice Last week I learned I have a tumor at the base of my skull that is slowly taking over my brain stem. “First, your tongue will go numb. Then you’ll lose your voice,” said my doctor in the same matter-of-fact tone that he might have said, “First your appetizer will…

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5 WAYS TO STAND UP TO YOUR INNER BULLY As women, many of us have adopted a dialect that keeps us small in a variety of ways. Her words influence your emotions, thoughts and then your actions. Although She is with you all the time, you may not be aware of the tone of Her…

Healing

Healing Through Acceptance I am honored to be dedicating today’s post to Audrey Michel’s Rewired Life Blog Tour, where 17 bloggers are passing the baton from one day to the next as we explore what it means to love ourselves, heal our body and mind and celebrate life fully as women. Click here to check…

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The Power of Our Own Reflection A couple of days before the new year my partner of twenty three years made it very clear in their unspoken actions that our relationship was over. At first I was in shock, then denial, then anger, followed by profound sadness and grief. I felt like my heart had…

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We all have a story. We all have a voice. Art is where I found mine. For the majority of my life my voice was lost. Like the wind, my voice may have been  present, but rarely ever heard. Though my body was planted on earth, and I was breathing, I did not feel alive. Often…

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As I sit here with pen and paper I realize that writing has been a gift of freedom for me in my life.  My journey to freedom started 15 years ago while I was lost, burnt out from caregiving, trying to make sense of my husband’s dying of ALS, and facing the reality of my…

shame

Walking through Shame When I finally found a way to safely emerge from my own shame, I knew I had something powerful to share. Shame was like a heavy coat I wore for most of my life. It allowed me to remain hidden, keeping the unacceptable parts of myself from being seen. It kept me…

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Finding my Inner Light My inner light is my soul. The part of me that lives deep within my being. The voice that speaks to me. The part of me that had been locked away for many years. The soul that I was born with that had come into the world shining bright and with…

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Healing my Thyroid, Finding My Voice “She fell from their graces into her truth.” —Terri St. Cloud In January, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, which is an autoimmune version of hypothyroid and the most common type in the US. I’ve heard the statistic that the average woman with this disease sees between 11 and 20…

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Finding True Love in Motherhood Living life as a statistic was not easy. I was faced with difficult choices at a young age and societal pressure wasn’t on my side. Throughout high school I was so proud and happy to have a serious boyfriend.  He was my first true love. Our families did not approve of our love: think…

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