Domestic Violence, Grief, Healing, Hope, Newsletter, Trauma recovery

NEWSLETTER, (JUNE/JULY 2022)

Hypervigilance. Stuck on high alert. A symptom of unhealed traumatic experience. Leading to constant control of environment, self, and others. Seen in perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual violence, and organizations, governments, and families who follow intense sets of rules. What if those who are trapped by their internal demand for control healed instead? TRANSITIONS The… Continue reading NEWSLETTER, (JUNE/JULY 2022)

Grief, Hope, Newsletter, Trauma recovery, Writing

NEWSLETTER (MAY, 2022)

Photo Captions: Discovering my book on the shelf at Prairie Lights (Iowa City), Barnes & Noble (Coralville, Iowa), and an upcoming event with Faith + Lead. RECENT & UPCOMING HAPPENINGS New article with Faith & Lead: "Heal Self, Love Others." "Childcare in Iowa," on Ethical Perspectives in the News. Sponsored by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn… Continue reading NEWSLETTER (MAY, 2022)

Healing, Hope, Prayer, Trauma, Trauma recovery, Violence

Prayer is Only the Beginning

Pray for compassion, for just mercy, for our culture prone to carry unhealed pain buried within its layers of lies and controversy until it explodes into others--so often and again our innocents. Then get off your knees advocating with every word, deed, action, courageous works of self-healing, and posture for God's love, compassion, and justice… Continue reading Prayer is Only the Beginning

Healing, Hope, Writing

HEART’S BEAT

Infused in the words we speak, imbued in the words we write, dripping in the words we think is something pulsating with direction and meaning. Writers call this something many names, none right or wrong. Just ways of describing our unique urge to use words when making sense of self, other, world, and God. Writer… Continue reading HEART’S BEAT