Textiles as Ritual

Weaving Powerful Sisterhoods Ancient rituals have the power to transform the goddess in each of us. For me, it has always been immersed in the ritual of textiles. I have ask myself – how can we use textiles as talismans … Continued

Building our Spiritual Home

The phrase follow the music home has been tapping a rhythm on my heart. I have realized that home is not the physical place we live. And it does not protect us from harm. For those of us abused as … Continued

Telling Your Story

“You can be a drunk. You can be a survivor of abuse. You can be an ex-con. You can be a homeless person. You can lose all your money or your job or a husband or a wife, or the … Continued

Our Imaginations Can Make Us Resilient

Our new reality is based on frightening unknowns. That has always been the case, but we are now faced with issues we can’t wrap our brains around, much less dealing with the messiness of our emotions. The author Dan Zadra … Continued

Let’s Hold It—Together

An old expression with a new twist -There’s a lot happening in our culture that is hard to hold. -Disclosure of sexual abuse and negligence at the Boy Scouts. -Children continuing to be separated from their families and detained in … Continued


Recently my two-year granddaughter demonstrated what she had learned at her nursery school, emphasizing by pointing her finger and yelling STOP! NO! MINE! I was stunned! Imagine the difference for all of us who were abused as children if we … Continued

Holding Our Breathe Too Long

Because of my history of child abuse, my brain is hot wired for terms like Flashbacks. This one was a story written by a doctor. What I read made my knees weak. His patient was being treated for a curable … Continued

The Eyes Have It

I had a dramatic breakthrough recently while I was touring the French countyside where I was struck by a picture my partner captured of me over dinner. The image behind me is one of the wives of the Dukes of Burgundy, … Continued

Anxiety Is The Ghost of Our Sexual Abuse

Those of us who were scarred by sexual abuse are haunted by anxiety attacks. It happened to me when I was on camera narrating a video I had produced. With camera’s rolling, I found myself looking at the camera lens … Continued

Is Revenge Ever Justified?

I seriously doubt if any sexual abuse survivor hasn’t fantasied about what she would do to her monster if she could get away with it. Is revenge against our abusers ever justified?  I struggled with this question while I was writing … Continued