Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Who do you blame for the pain in your life? Pain is defined as “physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury.” Pain has a beginning. Does pain have an end? That’s an interesting question. I believe it does. Blame takes away accountability. JustContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Who do you blame?”

Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you chase a love that is not returned to you? Year upon grueling year I chased love. The love of friendship. The love of men. The love of my parents. The love of my children. The love of my siblings. The list could goContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Chasing Love”

Mirror Mirror ~ Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist?

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist? Seems like a very unlikely relationship to cultivate, right? Maybe even absurd to ask. But I can tell you this — people who come through incest do it all the time! Struggling to keep cool under theContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Would you cultivate a relationship with your rapist?”

Mirror Mirror

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Where do you see yourself in your story? Do you see yourself as a collaborator with your abuser? Did you tell yourself that you wanted the abuse in some way? Do you tell yourself that the abuse felt good? Or do you see yourself asContinue reading “Mirror Mirror”

Mirror Mirror ~My Life is a Miracle~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. I shouldn’t be who I am. Oh, I still have struggles and from time to time and I still like to check out. But, mostly, I am present. In all of it. I am present with my memories. I hold them tenderly — even the ugliestContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~My Life is a Miracle~”

Mirror Mirror ~ How do we love one another? ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: How do you love one another? God is love. If you know him, you know love. It changes everything. They way we look at the world, the way we look at others, and the way we look at ourselves. I believe when we receive hisContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ How do we love one another? ~”

Mirror Mirror ~ Do you like what you see? ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: When you look in the mirror, do you like the person looking back at you? There were not many times in my life where I really didn’t like myself. It seems like a strange dichotomy to me. Overweight, hungover, rejected — through all of theContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ Do you like what you see? ~”

Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you want to do everything yourself? Do you believe you can? I don’t believe I can do everything myself, however, I had a counselor once tell me that I needed to learn how to receive. Obviously, I wasn’t accepting very much help. Isn’t thatContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~”

Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you have confidence? Confidence is a funny thing, isn’t it? One minute I’m walking a fine line that I am proud of and the next second can hold a mishap that takes my confidence to almost nothing. Such a fickle thing. “Now faith isContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~”

Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~

Introspection — what better way to start a week. Question: Do you love, cherish, and accept yourself? I’m moving into my sixties soon and I am just now learning how to be comfortable in my own skin. God has helped me tremendously with this. I hate my story, which often translated into hating myself. MyContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ U C U ~”