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Suprising & Useful app from the DOD Safe Helpline (Not Spam)

This week I discovered a new app for my phone, thanks to an email from RAINN. It is an app produced by the DOD - the Department of Defense and it is for sexual assault survivors. I must admit that I was leery of the app but decided to check it out. After I downloaded Safe Helpline and navigated around it for an hour, I was amazed.

Build-A-Bear

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.

A very,very,long year,

So,on feb. 3rd., 2012, my entire world changed more than I could ever even begin to imagine. Came home from work,looked at my parents,saw my father and knew just by looking at him how sick he was. Said something to my mom about him looking bad and she said to me" I can't do this right now,I can't go back to the hospital" ,so,I said to her" do you want to wait till he is dead?!!!!" She finally figured out that she had no choice,yet,still at this point,which it was about 1:30 in the afternoon,I had no idea how bad off he REALLY was because he was sleeping in his chair,or so I thought.

Encouragement

Hello All!

A sister recently wrote a blog asking for words of encouragement as she works through a workbook. I remember how many times I would flip back to the words written by a friend and they encouraged me to keep moving forward. They were imperative to my healing process.

If you find you have a few extra minutes, please click on the blog "Updates and Reaching Out" and offer your words to assist a sister in moving forward.

Thank you,

Stacey

How to...

I have been trying to tell/convey the distress I feel at the moment to my therapist. She doesn't seem to get it. Or she does but doesn't want to alert or worry me. I only have 6 more sessions with her and we click she doesn't judge and appears to get me.
What should I do?

From mizzt TO "ALL"

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I am here.Still.Thank You to ALL who replied to me.Had a bit of a "I dont EVEN KNOW WHAT it was I had" ,Once again,I havent gotten any further in my online schooling.Keep dropping it and/but, once again as well,i have scheduled myself for workshops to help with my time and stress manangement and those workshops  are scheduled for next week for me.I hope i dont decide once again that i am NOT worthy of this continued education.Since I last wrote here i have had several instances of holding a bottle of sleeping pills(over the counter) i use"occasionally" when I "really want to sleep.Dropped t

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: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christie-o-tate/my-proudest-parenting-mome...(it's about creating boundaries).  I was as proud of this little girl as her mother was!

Wisdom from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Last night I had the opportunity to listen to a keynote speech delivered by John Legend. He spoke of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and how every person needs to continue to pick up the torch. When he spoke the quote above, my ears perked up and my head tilted to the side; I had not heard that quote before. The words resonated deep inside of me and gave me chills. 

Take-away From Lance Armstrong

I’ve followed Lance Armstrong for years.  Being the cynic that I am, I have never been able to totally buy into his innocence……but I have wanted to.  Lance Armstrong and the doping scandal have more in common with sexual abuse issues than we think.

Coping skills

So I know I don't have the best coping skills in the world and I'm working on that, but I could use a little help. I smoke, drink, and cut. I haven't cut in over a month now, but as for the other two things, it's been less then 24 hours. Within the last two days I have had a major urge to cut, and nothing I do seems to help deviate my thoughts. I have last one month and one day not cutting, which I am very proud of but it is getting harder and harder. Does anyone have any suggestions, or any other coping skills that have worked for them in the past.present?

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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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