I am a writer, mixed media artist, teacher, wife and mother who lives on a pond in Lexington, Kentucky. I live a full, productive life as a survivor of childhood abuse. A suburban wife and mother in my forties, I also carry the burden of eighteen years of incest and domestic violence at the hands of two alcoholic parents. Through years of psychotherapy; meditation practices; a career of service as a social worker and inner-city school teacher; a rich creative life; running and djembe drumming, I am learning to live a free life of love and harmony.
I am not a liscensed therapist and this blog will not provide professional help. I hope to share the coping skills I have developed and foster dialogues with like-minded individuals who strive to live a peaceful life in the triumph over struggles like abuse.