From my book, Can You Hear Me Now? p226

I was once just a little girl and fragile.  I was my parents incomplete thought in the backseat of a car at conception and the creature that would go on to ruin their lives. I was without substance, courage, appreciation or understanding.  I believed I was treated so badly because I was so very wicked.  I was self serving and cared only for my own survival.  I would not risk extra whippings or death to save my younger brothers.  I believed I was an undeserving and worthless character whom my parents did not want and of whom God disapproved.  As I got older, I was just as certain I would live, grow and leave my hell.  If I could endure to escape that house-hold, I would do something that mattered.  I would make sure my life mattered somehow.  

Today I know I was never that little child.  I also know that none of you were that little person either. We were all tough as nails or we would not be here to complain abou it.  You all matter because you are here.  You and I, we, have nothing to prove. We are responsible for today. We are responsible for our future.  We are responsible for convincing our inner child that it is not their fault and it is over.  My wish for you? 3-FirstMemories

Be happy. Find peace.  Namaste


Can You Hear Me Now w/ Annie O’Sullivan w/ Felicia Johnson 07/19 by CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW | Blog Talk Radio

Author “Her” Felicia Johnson and a discussion concerning Borderline Personality Disorder

Felicia is a writer, youth mentor, student and big sister.  she is a survivor of Child abuse and works tirelessly to spread awareness.

Can You Hear Me Now w/ Annie O’Sullivan w/ Felicia Johnson 07/19 by CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW | Blog Talk Radio.

Blog Talk Radio! Tonight! EL Farris Author of Ripple 6pm PST


Ex-lawyer E.L. Farris is a born-again, marathon-running married mother of three who resides in Northern Virginia. <—That’s what it says on the back of her Novel Ripple.

What else? She talks a lot, writes a lot. She adores her husband and children. What else? She is a runner since the age of 14. and has been running ever since. Whenever she stops running….. Well we caught up with her to find out!

Annie O’Sullivan and Kelly Behr have candid conversations concerning the past and much more importantly the future.  Our guest have walked your road and come out the other side.


The Giving Tree: A Picture Of Abuse

A Cry For Justice

I was just reminded of the book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. It’s a book from my childhood often lifted up as a book about true giving, teaching children to be selfless. If you are unfamiliar with the plot, this is what the Wikipedia entry has to say:

The book follows the lives of a female apple tree and a male human who are able to communicate with each other; the tree addresses the human as “Boy” his entire life. In his childhood, the boy enjoys playing with the tree, climbing her trunk, swinging from her branches, and eating her apples. However, as time passes he starts to make requests of the tree.

After entering adolescence, the boy wants money; the tree suggests that he pick and sell her apples, which he does. After reaching adulthood, the boy wants a house; the tree suggests he cut her branches to build a…

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