By Shahida Arabi, Bestselling Author Last updated: 21 May 2019 As an author and researcher who has communicated with thousands of trauma and abuse survivors, I’ve become all too familiar with the victim-shaming myths which cause retraumatization in those who have suffered the unimaginable. These myths are often normalized as everyday platitudes that, even when said in […]
Sean Spicer … remember him? The first to claim that Trump’s less-than-stellar inauguration had drawn bigger crowds than Obama’s in 2009, he soon tired of being forced to tell so many lies on behalf of Trump that he resigned his position as White House Press Secretary and returned to private life. So, what’s he doing […]
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Love her attitude and completely relate to it! LOL!
I grew up with the belief that appearances where everything. What was happening on the inside of our home wasn’t reflected to the outside world. I think it was pretty much the norm. Nobody aired their dirty laundry. We simply kept up a facade. Now, I am not saying that my home growing up was […]
For the first time, I understand why I need and crave so much solitude and what it provides for me. I reblog this poem in the hope that others will see themselves and understand and value and honor their need too. A great poem.
Loneliness was the comfortable blue shirt that you wore Wrapping it tightly around you Helping you to feel safe from harm Lonelieness was the deep blue sea you dived into After all the hurt made your body ache For the soft drowning of water Loneliness was the storm that blew up When they left you […]
I am a BIG fan of this blog! I especially love the first photo below. Since I am turning 60 next year, I have been wondering what growing old will have in store for me. This photo made me laugh as I recognized it as something that I would do! So I see good times in my future. 🙂
B. H. Liddell-Hart Friends of Padre Steve’s World, A number of years ago I read the short but poignant little but by the British military historian B.H. Liddell-Hart entitled Why Don’t We […]
Character Dimensionality Mystery is all about puzzle. Deeper characters provide more puzzling challenges to your sleuth. Your sleuth is challenged by the obstacles the other characters throw his way. One of the best ways to create a puzzle for your sleuth is to give each character a secret and a lie. . Or more than one. . […]
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