Archive for November, 2010

“Experience has taught us that we have only one enduring weapon in our struggle against mental illness: the emotional discovery and emotional acceptance of the truth in the individual and unique history of our childhood.”

– Alice Miller (from her book The Drama of the Gifted Child)

For many years, I worked hard to build a charmed life. I had been living that life to the fullest until I took a precipitous fall into the abyss of alcoholism. Unwittingly, I claimed my family as hostages and took them right along with me.

I survived addiction and have been in recovery since February 9, 2007. Since that time, I have been working courageously to face down “the ghost” and eliminate the demons from my past.

Writing My Story has been revealing and cathartic.  If along the way my experience, strength and hope can inspire and bring insight, relief and understanding to one person or more, I will be forever grateful.

I pray that my blog will help illuminate the generational cycle of child abuse that continues to plague our world today.  By bringing awareness to what is often called “Our Nations Shame” I have faith that one day, soon, we will witness real progress toward the illumination and understanding of child abuse, followed by its eradication from the under belly of mankind.

I have faith! But, faith without works is dead. I pray everyday for the strength, courage and resolve to take continued action!



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