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Telling Your Story With Terri Ann

Telling Your Story with Terri Ann Heiman

Telling your story can be a form of healing. Recently, I was honored to be a guest on the Empowered Spirit Show with Teri Ann Heiman.  I shared my story of childhood abuse, and she, in turn, shared her story…
Power Of Sharing Your Story

The Power of Sharing Your Story

Recently, I was a guest on The Empowered Spirit Podcast and I walked away from the recording with a renewed appreciation for the power of sharing your story. While storytelling is undoubtedly a universal concept, each time I share my…
Cindy

How Simple Sticky Notes Changed My Life

Simple sticky notes are used everywhere. Their uses are endless, from studying for tests, writing shopping lists, and serving as bookmarks. These notes have changed my life. That may sound like a dramatic statement, but it is the truth. They…
10 Ways Travel Healed Me

10 Ways Travel Healed Me

Healing comes in many forms, and in my life, traveling has been one of the greatest forms. In my memoir, Under The Orange Blossoms, travel as a young girl changed my perspective and gave me hope for my future. Throughout…
Fathers Day

Father’s Day with a Formerly Abusive Father

Father’s day for some people is difficult to celebrate if they have an abusive father or father that has been abusive in the past. Abuse comes in many forms, including emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse. Knowing how to manage…
How To Help A Child Facing Trauma

How To Help A Child Facing Trauma

The past few weeks have brought terrible news of mass shootings in multiple cities that have paralyzed communities and families. While the world grieves the loss of these beautiful souls, my heart and mind cannot comprehend the trauma these families…
Cindy

9 Signs of Sexual Abuse

How can you detect sexual abuse signs? While training in detecting sexual abuse has become more widespread, there are signs that often go unnoticed or are misidentified. After reading my memoir, Under The Orange Blossoms, I have been asked numerous…
Podcast On Unexpected Launch

Podcast on An Unexpected Launch

I had the wonderful opportunity to share openly about my childhood sexual abuse with Kirsten Duncan on the An Unexpected Launch podcast. In this podcast we discussed how the abuse stopped, what my children thought about their grandfather and how…
Its Been A Process

It’s been a process

It’s been a while, friends! This blog started a little over a year and a half ago, and while you may have wondered where I went, I have been very much here in this space, just not on the blog…
Betrayal

Betrayal

Over a year ago, I asked my father if he would be willing for me to interview and record him about his life. I felt emotionally prepared going into each interview, but I underestimated how much it would take out…