Here’s to providing a positive influence on our tomorrow!!!

So what is this healing thing? Can we accept who we are now? What about accepting what we have either done to others or how we have impacted the lives of those who love us? I’m thinking about where I am now, who I am now; mainly because of building the Butterfly Dreams Abuse RecoveryContinue reading “Here’s to providing a positive influence on our tomorrow!!!”

Exciting News – Welcome to Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery!!!

Friends, Advocates, Organizations, Foundations, Survivors  All are Welcome!!! Today I’d like to make the official announcement of my next step in this journey. Founder; Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery You are invited to visit the new website and check out the information. You will find the ‘Welcome’ page to enlighten on what is happening here. ThereContinue reading “Exciting News – Welcome to Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery!!!”

Hopes, Dreams, Moments of Laughter; Thriving

          Hopes, dreams, laughter;         Victims do not have grand moments of these three irreplaceable gifts in life. When you live as a victim of abuse or violence you thrive for the calm moments, rather than filling them with hopes, dreams, and laughter. Maybe you view things as I once did: IContinue reading “Hopes, Dreams, Moments of Laughter; Thriving”

Domestic Violence…..Intimate view of the Red Flags and Warning Signs of an Abuser

Do you know the Red Flags and Warning Signs of an abusive partner? How do you view your own self-worth and relationships? This may be triggering for some but it is intended as a upclose and intimate view of Interpersonal Violence and may be the life saving influence for another. Please help pass this informationContinue reading “Domestic Violence…..Intimate view of the Red Flags and Warning Signs of an Abuser”

Survivors Speak: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Special With Susan Murphy Milano

Survivors Speak: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Special With Susan Murphy Milano.

Breese, IL Woman Reaches Out to Dr. Phil!!!

Patricia “Tricia” McKnight is a survivor of her own true horror story and lived that pattern of programmed family violence. She is now an Author/Advocate/Survivor, searching for a way to help her children and grandchildren heal and move forward to be healthy functioning adults; breaking the cycle of trained acceptance of family violence and dysfunction.Continue reading “Breese, IL Woman Reaches Out to Dr. Phil!!!”

This was my life saving chance on me!!!

Warning – **TRIGGERS** – Please know that all posts on this site, including some comments, can be very triggering. You must read these posts at your own pace, face what you can when you can, but challenge yourself just a bit every day!! Yesterday’s post about my inability to forgive “Mother” for her horrible neglectContinue reading “This was my life saving chance on me!!!”

Why do they tell me to fogive?????

Warning – “TRIGGERS” – Some may not be able to read this post, but this is my reality and my thoughts. Pictures at the end may be found gruesome, but they are my arms & legs. I’ve gone my life, from age 12, carrying the scars of my, so-called, mother’s neglect. It infuriates me to thinkContinue reading “Why do they tell me to fogive?????”

Changing the Trained Behavior and Accpetance of Abuse

People have reached out to congratulate me on an awesome blog site. Love that, I really do. They’ve also stated what a great relief to find a blog that shares the truth and depth of being a Child Sexual Abuse Survivor. This again is wonderful!!! As a survivor who had been drastically trained to accept, liveContinue reading “Changing the Trained Behavior and Accpetance of Abuse”

Do We Really Understand What This Means????

   This is a picture of me as a child when the abuse from the man who became my stepfather first occurred. Do you see the innocence shared in this child’s face? Do you see the sparkling young girl who is waiting to bloom? This child died!!!! In the very midst of the Sandusky Trial,Continue reading “Do We Really Understand What This Means????”