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Welcome to 2014!

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 photography, you can find that slideshow over there if you’re interested! The end of the…

Andy Murray Overcomes Childhood Trauma

Reading this article about how Andy Murray survived the Dunblane school shooting got me thinking about childhood abuse survivors and the people who are constantly telling us that abused kids are doomed to a lifetime of pain. While it’s true that Andy Murray was not a victim of abuse, I don’t believe there’s any question…

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Snake Oil

Over the years of writing this blog, I’ve come to be very accepting of the different ways that survivors heal. What worked for me, may not work for you. We’re individuals, with our own issues tied to the specifics of what happened, and saying that there’s only one way to heal would be foolish. Some…

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Carnival Against Child Abuse April 2009

Wow, what great response for April’s edition! Between the new submissions and the folks who had submitted posts past the March deadline, we have over 30 posts for you all to peruse, chock full of insight, emotion, sharing,  ideas, and many other things! With so many submissions, let’s get right into them! First, a few…