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There is always hope

I am a survivor of emotional, physical and sexual child abuse. It is a part of my history. It does not define who I am today, nor the direction my life will take.…

Love is All You Need

Guest blogger, Jackie Bailey of Emerald City Consulting shares her self-love process.

Jackie Bailey

Jackie Bailey

Charity never faileth.

As a Christian, I learned this philosophy in The New Testament. The Apostle Paul speaks about charity to the people of Corinth….…

How we can heal our self-love

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It’s time to make a decision. It’s about loving yourself and putting yourself first. It’s easy to have a multitude of excuses as to why you can’t or (if you’re brave enough to admit it, won’t) make the choice to love yourself.…

Do you hide from your beliefs?




In these past months I have been working on hiding. It is so easy to get trapped in our everyday lives and our everyday thinking about our lives. Our habits can capture months, years, even lifetimes.…

Every piece of me




Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 9.29.29 AMI am in the grieving stages of my healing journey from child abuse. I started this process years ago without realizing it. I think all of us who have lost something or someone begin the grieving process immediately unknowingly.…

Leaving My Pretend World




God's giftsIt never ceases to amaze me how life can show you gratitude if you let it. Actually, how God will show you new ways to live your life if you are open to His gifts and receiving.…

The direction of conversations




I am at a pivotable place in my life and career. I have trained myself to stay isolated only sharing what I thought was worthy of being heard. As I am reaching out, building trust in myself and those I decide to put my faith in, I am experiencing feelings that are unfamiliar to me.…

What do you do to have fun?




I’ve been thinking about ‘fun’ lately. It seems like ‘fun’ is another one of those lost child development milestones for adult survivors of child abuse. I mean who has time to learn about fun when you are consumed with surviving.…

Moving past isolation and finding peace




Isolation is one of the biggest feelings to overcome on my healing journey. It has taken me years to accept that I am not alone with my feelings, thoughts and actions as an adult survivor of child abuse.…

Do you know who you are?




I hope it is a true statement to say some people recover from their child abuse trauma. I hope it can be said that some survivors of child abuse can put it behind them, forever.…