Tea & Conversation

When It’s Darkest

When It’s Darkest

Written by on June 19, 2015 in Tea & Conversation with 2 Comments

When it’s the darkest is when we need to shine the brightest, each in our own way. Don’t underestimate the importance of each sun ray, of every moonbeam. We have no idea just who we will touch, what it will mean to them… or to us. Whether falling full faced onto a well tended garden […]

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A Fluttering of Wings…

A Fluttering of Wings…

Written by on January 11, 2015 in Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments

I hear a fluttering of wings coming from the two pine trees next to the bird feeder. Several birds, sparrows, perhaps a mourning dove fly out. “Good morning!” I sing cheerfully stepping from the porch onto the snow. I have come to feed them. Just at that moment a red tailed hawk flies out of […]

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Was No One There?

Was No One There?

Written by on October 24, 2014 in Poetry, Tea & Conversation with 0 Comments

This poem came from a day, October 18th to be exact, when sorting through some of my journals I had glanced through them and the naivete and vulnerability of who I had been just cut through me like a knife. The day triggered me horribly — waves of grief and then depression that threatened to […]

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Where There\'s Smoke: Covert Abuse

Shame

Shame is a big one for me. Mainly because shame is the biggest impact of abuse. Shame can come sudden by traumatic event or it can creep in young and grow over the years. Whether it’s through physical, sexual or psychological abuse, anything that invalidates and renders you — your dignity as a human being […]

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Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 2

[Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 1 here] Sometimes the only reason a covert abuser offers you their friendship is to mess with your head. Their hatred no secret, they suddenly present you with a smiling face, a friendly gesture with no explanation or attempt for resolution — just a total and sudden change […]

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Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 1

    While covert abusers can zero in on friends of targets to enlist new allies, they can, also, aim their friendship right on the target. When friendship is offered with agendas, it is not an offer of friendship at all. It’s a deception at best, a set up at worst. A covert abuser’s sudden […]

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