From one survivor to another, have a very happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday. Or, at the very least, enjoy the time away from the hustle of the work day and look forward to a new year of healing in 2015.
The wife and I are spending a couple of days celebrating Thanksgiving at the Oregon Coast. It’s been a bit crazy here since we made the move and with her working on this coming Saturday thanks to the Oregon-Oregon State … Continued
Tomorrow I get to do something that, according to statistics, is one of the things adult survivors of sexual abuse dread the most. I have to have some dental work done. I was terrified going to the initial appointment for … Continued
View this post on Instagram Oregon! Still hundreds of miles from home but in the right state! A post shared by Mike McBride (@mikemac29) on Sep 3, 2014 at 4:42pm PDT So yes, I did make it to our … Continued
A few weeks back, Patricia wrote about being an advocate, and being accused of being “stuck in victim mode” because she continued to talk about child abuse. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about too. Part of that thought process … Continued
We have spent so much of our lives trying to survive, and protect ourselves, that the confidence that comes from making our own decisions, or overcoming new challenges is a foreign concept. We want nothing less than to have anything change, and yet life is all about change. We can’t avoid change, we can only learn to deal with it.
Usually, as part of my year end ritual of looking back on the previous year, I post a slideshow of my favorite photos that I took during the past year. This year, since I started a blog dedicated to just … Continued
Last Thursday my grandmother passed away. She had been ill, and was 93 years old so it wasn’t a shock, but it was still a sad occasion, obviously. I was teaching an online course for a client on the West … Continued
And we’re back… OK, so I know I’ve been offline for the last couple of weeks, and am just now starting to catch up on emails and other things from around the old Internets. If you’ve been waiting on some … Continued