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The month of blur

Originally posted 2017-12-05 14:09:25. This past month has seriously been a blur. It’s been a little more than a month when I think about it. If you go back to October when I had my mini-stroke so that’s almost 2 months. Geez… Biological father passed away on November 14th. Dusty and I had gotten up early that morning to make the trip to see him when the so-called girlfriend called me to tell me he…

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Validation

Originally posted 2021-12-09 10:38:31. It’s kind of funny because the one that says “you think other people have it worse” is something I always think when I hear someone say or talk about their trauma. Not that in validates my own just that I feel like I may have kind of “gotten over” mine (even though you never really do) just that some people may not have been able to handle the pain from the…

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Posttraumatic Growth After Loss

Originally posted 2020-05-21 19:33:19. Enroll in our newest course, “Posttraumatic Growth After Loss,” which covers Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)‘s Suicide Postvention Model. Check out the article from narrator Dr. Shauna Springer, where she shares the four pillars for building a strong plan of support for trauma survivors so posttraumatic growth can take place. Course: http://ow.ly/uqjv50zMVvP Four Pillars: http://ow.ly/Plsu50zMVvO

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Musical Love Connection

Originally posted 2020-05-06 09:00:18. You know those songs that you absolutely love? The ones that bring back so many memories of your past? Yeah, those. I love music! Always have. I have loved to listen to it and to sing it. I feel the music not just listen to it. You know those songs that you can feel every word, every beat. Well… I also have a love/hate relationship with those same songs. They bring…

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Scammed

Originally posted 2020-05-01 06:13:19. If you remember the passing of my nephews, CJ and Tey, you might remember that they were being cremated and placed in custom urns. Welll… not so fast. After repeated calls and inquiries it appears the urns aren’t even available. They original origin of said urns was either India or China. We have been waiting since December and this should not take this long. The family would like to be able…

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Reminders

Originally posted 2021-10-29 17:27:09. Wouldn’t you agree? You have gone through traumatic experiences and now you look at people with reminders. Do they have the potential to end up like the last? Will this end badly? These are words I live by. I admit to not trusting people like I did in my past. Hell… I even helped a lady out in a domestic violence situation and in the end that ended badly for me.…

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This is so true!

Originally posted 2021-10-18 10:00:43. You know this is so true! I have had to swallow this quite a few times. From the rape charges not going anywhere, to the domestic violence protection orders expecting them to actually protect you…. I have wondered way too many times why that “justice” never came. I guess I’ll never really know. It’s one of those things that stays in the back of my mind but I have learned to…

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Prepared Caregivers Toolkit

Today, RCI and the Returning Service Members – U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs are releasing Prepared Caregivers: A Toolkit for Caregivers of Veterans for Disaster Preparedness, a guide to help caregivers of Veterans prepare for disasters, including environmental catastrophes and pandemics. To read the toolkit and learn more, please visit rosalynncarter.org/emergency-preparedness/.

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Daughter of murder victim needs your help

Originally posted 2018-05-31 12:50:17.   Look at this lil thing. His grandma would have just eaten him up. She would have loved being a grandmother. gofundme.com/formommyandme¬† This is the fundraiser I started to help the daughter of my friend, Keisha, who along with 2 others were murdered back in 2016.¬† This is to help her obtain a lawyer to fight for custody of her baby, Mason. Please help me by sharing. Thank you for your…

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