Your Trauma Affects Every Reaction When I began the journey to inspire girls who experienced trauma, women came forward to tell me their stories. Bitter tears stung my eyes as I listened to stories far too similar to mine. Looking back through the years, I see the little girl in pigtails who judged every movement […]
Shame Overpowers Victims of Abuse
Shame Falls on the Abuser My shame overwhelmed me when I was asked to perform for a group of young girls in 1966. The Jaycees arranged for me to attend a campfire at the lake for a group of girl scouts. As we sat around the campfire telling stories and singing songs, I watched the […]
Do You Have the Right to Judge Others?
To Judge Others or Not – Your Choice It was fifteen miles from the old high school building in Keota, IA to the community pool in Sigourney, IA. I know. One of those old yellow-orange school buses transported us over to Sigourney every week for swimming lessons. Kids can get really ugly when they choose […]