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Know Why.

Four years ago, in a place we think of as home, a little girl – just six years old – was reported missing, searched for, and later found buried in the mud.  She had been raped and killed by blunt … Continue reading

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Part of Something

What are we missing?  Suicide rates are booming.  Rates in every age group between 15 and 84 has increased in the last decade and a half.  We are all too familiar with the number of school shootings in the US … Continue reading

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Relevant Realizations

Two weeks ago a stressful situation (coaching) and a bit of a trigger lead to an exhausting and emotional breakdown.  Honestly, it feels like it was so much longer ago.  On the other hand, I can feel my heart pound … Continue reading

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Through the Cracks

I’m irritated.  I’m sad and frustrated and scared.  Bullying, school shootings, suicides, testing, social media, sexual assault…pressure, pressure, pressure.  It presses on our kids from every direction.  Kids – they’re kids.  They’re still learning and growing and we’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Some Days I Just Show Up

Recently, more than one person has said to me, “I don’t know how you do it,” in reference to the latest volunteer position I’ve put myself in: 10 year old boys soccer.  Yesterday, as I drove away from the field … Continue reading

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Convicted

I haven’t typed anything in almost a month.  I don’t know why.  I haven’t felt especially down about anything.  I haven’t been itching to write but just too busy.  I have no good reason and no real understanding, which is … Continue reading

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Family Secrets

Every family has secrets.  These things kept quiet might not be all bad, but some secrets may be and those can be destructive.  They may leave decades of questioning, guilt, or unnecessary pain.  They may restrict victims or family members … Continue reading

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