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Sharing my thoughts and feelings

Hello all!

I have continued the workbook. I feel a lot better and a lot less overwhelmed than last week. It's been a few days since I reached out to someone and it was extremely difficult.

I have just completed the part of the workbook where I assess the damage and identify how the abuse has directly affected my life. In the workbook, it suggests that the reader completes the exercise with other survivors, or share my thoughts and feelings with someone once I'm through, so here it goes.

Major Milestone

Last night, I went out to dinner with some friends. I was planning on spending the afternoon studying, but I was thinking about the workbook and decided that my healing process was more important to me at the moment, so I went ahead and continued with it.

I did a freewrite on my progress thus far. Once I was finished, I left to meet my friends and decided that I'd bring the workbook with me. I was early, so I worked on it until I went inside.


I've been meaning to post this blog for days now! I have had some change in my life in the past week.

It started last Saturday night (16 February). I was as sick as a dog! I couldn't do anything for about three days because I was so dehydrated. It was horrible.

Love and Communication

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I wanted to make a blog about love and communication. We discussed love this week in a sociology course that I'm taking and I have thought about love and communication and their relationship to each other.

When I think of love, I always think of relationships. I think of the relationships that I have with my family, friends, abuser and, of course, all of you.


Today at my university, they had a Build-A-Bear for the students.  I have never done this before, so, of course, I went.  I chose a standard teddy bear.

Updates & Reaching Out

I hope that all are well!

I found an article in the Huffington Post that I wanted to share with you.  Here it is:'s about creating boundaries).  I was as proud of this little girl as her mother was!

A New Beginning

Yesterday was the first day of my new semester. All of my classes have met except for one (we only meet on Mondays). I like all of my classes so far; however, my Monday night class I'm not looking forward to for different reasons, but it is a general education requirement and it was the only section that fit my schedule.

Healing With Time

I found this on Facebook today from Deepak Chopra's website. I thought that we could all get use out of it.


Dear Deepak, How do some painful memories/karma (shadow energies) heal on their own with time without our consciously healing them through reflection and contemplation and/or meditation?


My resolution

Here we are: the holiday season is nearly over. There will be no more of the busy malls or crowded restaurants after a day of shopping. We will ring in the new year with joy and strength as to how far each of us have come in our healing processes.

My New Year's Resolution is to better myself in many different ways. For one, I am going to continue my healing process and start to finish it at last. I have come a long way, but I still have further to go. I bought the Courage to Heal Workbook and have already started it (it came today). I'm on the first part.


Tonight at work, I was sent out to buy different grocery items. I was actually sent out three times. All three times I went to the same store. The third time, however, I was first sent to Sam's Club and then back to where I was before. I haven't been to a Sam's Club since I visited St. Louis about eleven or twelve years ago. The moment I walked in, I was immediately reminded of some very fond childhood memories I have of my dad (I don't have a lot of them, but I cherish the ones that I do have).


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About Stacey Lannert

Stacey is free. In January 2009, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence of life without parole. She is currently speaking out about sexual abuse and sharing her message of love, healing and forgiveness.

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