Tag Archives: Effects of Abuse

3 Ways to Curb Emotional Overeating

My body went through all the classic reasons for being overweight—fat protected me from more abuse as it kept me sexually unappealing. At heart, I believed I didn’t deserve to be slender and beautiful. I didn’t feel worthy enough to be happy. Excess … Continue reading

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Abuse – Unhealed Scab or Healthy Scar?

I recently submitted a few micro flash fiction pieces, limited to 101 words each, to a local writing contest and realized that my past once again wheedled its way into my present life through one of my stories. So I … Continue reading

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Eating Feelings

My father died close enough to the holidays which made it easy to justify eating lots of home baked treats, primarily carb laden scones and cookies as I dealt with the emotional experience of loss and grief. All my life, food … Continue reading

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Self-expression Is Therapy

It has been a much longer and harder road to write my book on the long term effects of sexual abuse than I realized, especially since I am including personal accounts that require an emotional connection that I did not allow … Continue reading

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How to Change a Negative Mindset

No matter how positive we want to appear, others can easily see through our negative attitude. Negativity is a pattern, a learned behavior, that unleashes something painful on the world. After several severe car accidents, I didn’t realize that my chronic … Continue reading

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