I am writing this message to encourage all to commit each day to better understanding the struggle of those with mental health issues. There isn’t anyone alive that hasn’t endured traumatic situations on some level and, based on the support system and coping tool available, was impacted by them. You see, in our walk through… Continue reading May – Mental Health Month
Does the butterfly remember its days as a caterpillar? Does the caterpillar long for the day when it can fly or does it even know that it will or that it even can? To appreciate its ability to fly, to soar among the breeze, must it recall the time spent crawling on land, staring at… Continue reading Anything but his freedom…
I don’t know how many of you watched the recent 60 minutes episode Treating Childhood Trauma but, for me, Oprah’s words hooked me and drew me in. For a long time, I have known of Oprah’s past abuse, and the powerful example she has set for those of us that were sexually abused as children. What… Continue reading What happened, not what’s wrong.
Most of us have seen the coverage of the Nassar case; the girls and women coming forward to share their experiences and, the more that came forward to talk, the more were empowered to do so. For those that have not been through that kind of trauma, it may be difficult to understand what it… Continue reading It’s called TRAUMA
On January 5, 2018, a Reply to State’s Response to the Motion for the Lonoke County Prosecutor’s Office to Recuse was filed with the Court. We are seeking an unbiased approach to justice and do not believe that to be possible as long as Larry Cook is part of the Lonoke political tapestry. COOK is… Continue reading Not again….
Even behind bars; three months into his three life-without sentences, Heath refused to reveal the sexual abuse he endured at the hands of Jack Walls. Unable to protect his family prior to prison, he could only imagine what would happen to his friends and remaining family if he did speak out. He also had to… Continue reading He knew just what to say.
Recently I heard a quote by an African American blues musician, Daryl Davis, who has befriended hundreds of KKK members over the past 30 years. Profoundly his words resonate and are applicable to all walks of life and all situations of discord; “It is when the conversation ceases, that there is fertile ground for violence and… Continue reading Standing on fertile ground.