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Have you Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol?

Have you Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol?

Have You Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol? I’d often had drinks at home before I was ‘legal’.  And in my mid-teens Dad  would take me on one of our ‘dates’.  I had reached my full height of 5’9″, looking older than my years and Dad would take me to a bar and I was …

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What do you Want to Read About?

What do you Want to Read About?

If you have read my book or my biography on this website, you already know that I was a victim of child sexual abuse and that I also struggled with mental illness for many years.  One other problem I faced was an addictive personality.  On the other hand, I also worked thirty years off and …

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Taking a Leap of Faith

Taking a Leap of Faith

  If you have already taken a look at my website, you already know I never intended to write a book.  In fact I was ill-equipped to write anything other than a personal letter or a term paper. Oh, I had written lots, most notably writing in a journal.  And I’d had excellent early training …

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How Often are children sexually abused?

How Often are children sexually abused?

So I set off to find some statistics on the frequency of childhood sexual abuse in North America.  What became evident fairly quickly was that different studies produced different statistics.  Also, there seemed to be no studies which I could find which were more recent than 2002. The figures I had heard from somewhere years …

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Have You Made any Life-Changing Choices?

Have You Made any Life-Changing Choices?

I will be posting every Tuesday, except this week an old dear friend is coming into town so this week I’m posting on Monday. As a child I had no control over my abusers’ actions. I was not given a choice. As an adult it took me a while to realize I had some choice …

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From TV to Dissociation

From TV to Dissociation

I’ve been without a television for the past four days. Technical glitch of some kind. It’s been interesting. I don’t think of myself as a big TV watcher but I sure have missed being without it. I’ve realized just how addicted I am to it. Especially to the news at the start and end of …

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Slowly making progress, like a baby

Slowly making progress, like a baby

THIS IS HOW I’VE FELT OVER THE PAST MONTH I’ve felt like a little baby struggling to learn a new a very foreign and strange language. Each day shouting yes as I learn my way around the keyboard a little more. I’ll be oh so happy when this becomes second nature to me. This image …

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Here I Am

Here I Am

I made it. I actually got enough skill with WordPress that I might be able to write a post without someone telling me what to do the whole time.  There, a bird appeared on my page.  That’s new too.  It’s been one heck of a steep learning curve. The way I have it now, the …

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