About Me

 I promised many of you that I would create a website so that you would know how my writing is going and when I hope to finish the books that I've been working on.  My first book, Am I Alive, is available at Amazon. It's about my childhood and the abuse that my sister and I lived through and worked on for many years in therapy.  I'm working on two other books. The first is about the recovery process, working through the abuse, integrating the "inside others" and finding a way to heal from all the damage done.  The other will be a collection of "prayers" written in my journals to the Higher Power.  I think I might give that one a title like You Be Big, because so many of the prayers are written from where I'm just little inside, and my child's voice often just writes to the Higher Power, "you be big, and you know what to do, because I'm too little and too lost.  You be big."

I keep writing... and trying to tell the truth, and hoping that my words will somehow help others who are struggling to heal from abuse.

"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