Because that’s how survivors are built. One shared story at a time. One encouraging word at a time. One hug at a time.
Wise words from a silly old bear
I discovered an Latina artist named Carla Morrison, and now I’m a fan. Carla is a three-time Grammy winner with two Grammy nominations and three studio albums.
It turns out she was dripping with demons, too, which reared up about a year into their relationship and roared like an uncontained forest fire, burning through everyone around her. But his love for her kept him at her side through shattering tantrums, suicide threats, night terrors, a gut-wrenching eating disorder.
It sucked to be Adam. But he put his faith in the power of love.
I remember when I was a morose teenager, I used to look at my retired grandmother and think, “I wish I could just skip to where she is in life.” Meaning, I wish I could bypass all the hard work and life lessons and just coast until the end. I’m reminded of that time and mindset every time I hear
Got the yips? Be grateful. They may have an inherent life lesson.
Am I propelled by fear or driven by love? At this stage of my life, I want my work to mean something more than a paycheck.
This week, in honor of Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, I thought I’d share some resources in the hopes that survivors can find help and validation through fellow survivor’s stories, and successful tools to use on their own paths to healing–including a resource for male victims of sexual assault.
Despite a divorce rate that disproves that “happily ever after” exists, fairy tales persist.. Billions of us love it when a princess finds her prince. But see, these fairy tales never cover the days that play out long after the honeymoon is over.
Our culture tends to grant guys a free pass and girls a push down. We’ve been talking about this for decades now.