Twelve years ago today My husband and I stood in the little chapel of the west in Las Vegas and swore to love and honor each other for the rest of our lives. Have we loved and honored each other for the last twelve years? Sometimes and sometimes not. Its been a wild ride atContinue reading “Marriage”
Do you still talk to your mom? Where was your dad in all of this? These are the two most common questions that I am asked when I give talks. Today I will answer them. I will start with my dad My biological father was 16 when my mother became friends with his mom andContinue reading “Parents”
It can often be difficult from adult survivors to set healthy boundaries.
Educated Tara Westover published her memoir “Educated” in 2018. The book describes her unconventional path to higher education and her unique and often traumatic upbringing. The book has been very successful and received many wonderful reviews from high profile people such as Bill Gates and former President Obama. My friends who had read the bookContinue reading “Educated”
How to Cope Yesterday I wrote about some difficult memories and went to very dark places. I am often asked about how I can talk about these things and still function in my life. Today I will talk about what works for me.* Know which era you are really in. One of theContinue reading “How to cope”
A few years ago I realized how much shame I had been carrying on my shoulders for as long as I could remember. I had been carrying this weight for so long that at some point it became so comfortable and familiar that I didn’t even realize it was there anymore. I struggle to pinpointContinue reading “Shame and identity”