Welcome

Thanks for stopping by. My name is Ruth Zandstra. Have a look around my website and get to know me. If you want to drop me a line you can use the contact page.  Check back again soon.  My hope is that if you are struggling to heal from abuse, or if you are close to someone else who is on a healing journey,  you will find something here that will help...if only to remind you that you are not alone.

"The cure for anything is salt water...sweat, tears, or the sea."

  - Isak Dineson (pen name of Karen Blixen) author (1885-1962.)

 

 

"Still, I felt encased in some invisible substance that stood between me and the world.  It was as if my eyes were not quite seeing what they saw.  As if my feet touching the pavement stayed up in the air with every step. I did not believe my hands could actually grasp an object and feel its substance. To others I probably looked normal, but I knew the world and I had ceased to be contiguous."

  - Magda Denes from Castles Burning:  A Child's Life in War 

 

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

     -Carl Jung

 

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."

   -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

   -E.E. Cummings

 

"Life's a voyage that's homeward bound."

   -Herman Melville

 

"The soul knows its way home." 

   -attributed to Carl Jung

 

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

   -Carl Jung

 

"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciouly give other people permission to do the same." 

   -Nelson Mandela