Monthly archive for ‘ June, 2011 ’

Anger Silences

13th June 2011 | 0 Comments

Preparing for this anniversary week, I scheduled extra counseling sessions. On the first day with my therapist, instead of feeling compassion for myself and what had been done to me, I kept getting stuck in anger. Since this was an ongoing trend for me, she finally asked me what purpose I thought the anger was serving. In the past I […]

Well Trained to Stay Silent

11th June 2011 | 2 Comments

Last week while I was meeting the director of the facility where I was brought after my rape, I was triggered by something we were talking about. This woman, a therapist; victimologist; trainer; and liaison to the police and detectives; knew she would need to lighten the subject to stop my downward spiral. She decided to […]

Not Broken

7th June 2011 | 1 Comment

When I look into the mirror, I don’t [yet] see a survivor, I see a damaged broken woman. Instead of seeing courage and tenacity, that I pulled from deep inside, I see a failure. This, I am finally starting to see, is my choice…and it must end. ~The Truth About Rape, Teresa Fear. Depression. Anxiety. […]

Geese Parents

3rd June 2011 | 0 Comments

As you know I now live on a man-made lake that to my pleasure is filled with wildlife, Koi fish, turtles, ducks, geese, and a variety of other waterfowl and birds. Appropriately, on Mother’s Day weekend, our Canadian geese pair hatched three eggs. Coming home and seeing them was such a delight. Little did I […]

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