Category Archives: Inner Excavation

Moving forward bit by bit

I wanted to post an update, to talk about how things are going for me now.  I felt the need to retreat from the blog for a time while I take care of me and things around the home.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Personality, Being Genuine, Brene Brown, Compassion, Congruent Living, Inner Excavation, polyamory | 1 Comment

The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Alcoholism, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Healthy detachment, Inner Child, Inner Excavation, Madness, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Recovery from child abuse, Sadness, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments


I love watching buildings go up…though I really do not love the idea of using up every available square inch of the natural places to do so. They’d built a brand new elementary school behind my daughters’ 40 year old … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, Ego, Healing, Inner Excavation, Mindfulness, Peace, Personal growth, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A writer’s paradise

I’d wager it doesn’t take much for a writer to experience inspiration, extracting it from his surroundings, be they luxurious or spartan. I’d wager an imaginative writer doesn’t have to travel to Paris or Spain to find her Muse, but … Continue reading

Posted in Artist Date, Blessings, Creativity, Hope, Indianapolis, Inner Excavation, Library, Moods, Motherhood, Motherhood and writing, Writer's Retreat | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

10 Basic Good Mother Messages

This is a reprint from another one of my blogs.  I thought I would move this one over here, since it incorporates art journaling. I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now.  And I need constant reminders about what is … Continue reading

Posted in Art Journaling, Complex-PTSD, Emotionally Absent Mother, Healing Through the Arts, Inner Excavation, Moods, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Personal growth, Self-affirming, Soul, Soul wounds | 7 Comments