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    October 2, 2019

    There is an inner hurt that has been poked when we find ourselves reacting defensively in any given interaction. When we feel like we have to defend or protect ourselves after speaking to or dealing with someone, it is usually because of some kind of pain we have that lays dormant within us. Sometimes we even silence ourselves in an attempt to prevent an unpleasant reaction in someone else, mistakenly believing that...

    October 30, 2018

    Hate fills his lungs as he exhales his hurt onto any and everyone that crosses his path. And then it repeats...

    That is the entire story of how hurt people hurt people. Hurt fuels the hate and hate harbors the hurt.  A vicious cycle longing for healing.  People feeling stuck while hope is hard to come by.  Forgiveness is an abstract concept we falsely believe comes from the outside. In order to transform the hurt of h...

    August 31, 2018

    Music used to touch our souls. It used to be an expression of feeling, all kinds of feelings, feelings about everything. Love, anger, hope, happiness, good times and bad times. We used to be able to feel it, the words used to land somewhere inside of us, they resonated and made us feel connected to them.

    I am not proposing that all music is lacking or no longer emotionally touching, there are still songs that can and...

    June 29, 2017

    The relationship that we have with ourselves is the most crucial relationship we will have in this life.  Not understanding our needs is the first step to having an unhealthy relationship with ourselves.  It is important we pay attention to us because how we experience various emotions is paramount when it comes to relationships.  Not knowing how to acknowledge how we are impacted by particular thoughts and feelings...

    September 11, 2014

    Every relationship has it's unique way of existing and for most of us that isn't the concern. Everyone will have their opinion when it comes to the relationships of others, but the opinions tend to sound off in unison when domestic violence is in play.  When communication doesn't get the job done, emotions and bad habits start to take over.   


    Couples get into the bad habit of becoming aggressive and physic...

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