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Exciting Changes Coming!

What’s Been Happening Lately My message is one of perseverance, courage, and hope and my striving to live an authentic life. One of my long-term goals was to get to the point in my healing journey where I no longer feel the need to identify as a “trauma survivor”. I’m thrilled to inform everyone that… Continue reading Exciting Changes Coming!

EMDR Journey

New Therapy – EMDR

Hello, everyone!It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. I haven’t really had anything to share. I’m working on a new collection of poetry with my writers group, working on ideas for a sculpture and wood carving, hanging out with a new friend, and dealing with extensive bouts of depression.I’m writing now to share… Continue reading New Therapy – EMDR

Taking Care of Myself

Reconnecting with My Abuser

Hi, everyone. It's been a long time since I've posted anything. Been working through long bouts of depression with intermittent periods of mania. I'm currently writing my second collection of poetry, as well as participating in two writers' groups, so that keeps me pretty busy these days. Now for the news. I've written previously that… Continue reading Reconnecting with My Abuser

Beyond the Shadows

Beyond the Shadows Show #2

Hello, everyone. The second show focusing on domestic violence is available on the public access TV website. My guest is Karen Jarmoc, CEO of Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We will be taping our next show on January 21st. My guest will be Faith Montaperto Ward, a survivor of domestic violence. She will talk… Continue reading Beyond the Shadows Show #2

Beyond the Shadows

Upcoming Public Access TV Show

Hi, all! It's been a while since I've posted anything. I've been busy getting my crew together to run cameras, audio, graphics, etc. and working on a shooting schedule. Pleased to say I now have the nine members necessary for my crew and we are scheduled to train on the equipment 10/1 and 10/15. If… Continue reading Upcoming Public Access TV Show

Readers' Poems

A Reader’s Poem: Only Sleeping

Only Sleeping When normality collided with nightmare, it cast a spell on Beauty. To all observation, in the aftermath, she remained animate, stitched and birthed and stewed, while searching for the antidote in her children’s satchels, her doctor’s pads, in strangers’ eyes. Eating at her mind the hex poisoned tongue’s speech, leaving only a language… Continue reading A Reader’s Poem: Only Sleeping

My Poems

POEM: The Journey

The Journey A little girl scared helpless, powerless at the mercy of abusers. She longs to be free. A young woman grows angry, despondent at the mercy of the bottle. She dreams of revenge. A brave woman hopes sober, transforming at the mercy of resistance. She claims her future. A wise woman knows blessings, gratitude… Continue reading POEM: The Journey

Personal Power

Upcoming TV Show

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy working on several projects, the latest of which I am very excited about. I am producer and host of an upcoming public access TV show (still working on a title), which will focus on issues of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and… Continue reading Upcoming TV Show