See The World Anew

  A boy is born blind. For the first few years of his life he knows nothing about color, about the sky or clouds. All he knows is what he can feel with his hands. He can feel the bark on a tree but can’t picture what the total tree…

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Understanding My Mother

My mother had a motto regarding my father: “Even when he’s wrong, he’s right”. She lived and died by that motto and it cost her her life. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 45 my father convinced her that all doctors were quacks. She sought…

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The Unconscious

The part of the mind that a person is not aware of is often a powerful force in controlling behavior and therefore our future and the choices we make. This happened to me many years ago. For decades I had wanted to return to the small farming community in northeastern…

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Are You in Control of Your Life?

Sexual abuse is always about power and control. How better to have power over someone than by violating their body? The perpetrators know that, the victim rarely does. Even a great percentage of the public think that sexual abuse is about sex. Patriarchal (or matriarchal) families and religiously regimented families…

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Awareness Gifts Inherent to Man

(the following is an excerpt from my book REPAIR Your Life, A Program for Recovery from Incest & Child Sexual Abuse) The quality of becoming aware includes many components. Sensibility, prudence, knowledge, visualization, feeling and foresight are a few. They are siblings in the same family, gifts given to humans…

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