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A Twitter Conversation Gone Right (for once)…

Let’s talk about rape. Just kidding, no one wants to talk about rape.  But, if that statement made you feel uncomfortable, keep reading because this isn’t going where you might think.  In fact, while a rape allegation is the inspiration, it is not the focus of this discussion. Actually, the focus is on causing a […]

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A Survivor’s Healing Journey

The linchpin annual event for the worldwide movement to end all forms of sexual exploitation is going online this year and I’ll be presenting! Every year it is a source that springs forth new partnerships, projects, and victories. Join me at the FREE 2020 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Online Global Summit by registering today. […]

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25 Years In Jail And I Still Got All This Anger

“I just got out of a 25 year sentence for killing the man who raped my sister. I got all this anger inside me, I don’t want to hurt people no more, but I can’t stop it.” A statement like that tends to get my attention.  Bob (name changed) made this declaration at the very […]

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Belly Breath Video

  If you are looking for a moment of calm, check out my video tutorial on diaphragmatic breathing.  This type of breathing is great for reducing anxiety and calming your thoughts.  When we have moments of anxiety or when the big feelings are coming at you in all directions, take a moment to connect to […]

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One Minute Breath

  Here I sit in my little corner of my home. My husband calls this my “thinking chair.”  I call it my place to reconnect.  This little space has become the only place I feel comfortable in my discomfort of making videos.  Today’s video is called the One Minute Breath.  This video is a guided […]

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You Gotta Go Through Nothing To Get To Something.

At the end of guiding a body scan meditation, I asked the participants (a group of 10 male parolees) to notice what they feel in their body. Without hesitation, one man (I’ll call him Carl), remarked: “I feel nothing.” This was the opening I was looking for to create a conversation about the mind/body connection. […]

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Guided Meditation for Trauma Survivors

I share the guided meditation I share with the trauma survivors I work with in jails, mental health areas of hospitals and drug/alcohol recovery centers. This meditation is for us folks who don’t think we can be “still” long enough to meditate.  I promise, you can do this meditation. I will be posting more videos […]

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That Time I Owned My White Lady Status

The following conversation happened in a re-entry program facility in downtown Newark, New Jersey. This program is a mandatory requirement of probation. Participants have to attend daily groups and complete a host of other mandatory requirements to remain “free.” The bottom line is, most of these people feel as though they left one prison to […]

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My “Trip” To Mt. Everest During Chemo

Hi Everyone!! The nerd in me is extremely excited to share this post with you. This story begins in 2007 in a cancer center in Overlook New Jersey, it ends in 2019 Tengboche, a small town about 5 miles from Mt. Everest! While I was chemotherapy treatment, I was more depressed than I realized.  I […]

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