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August

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Not About Elephants

Hey! There’s an elephant in the living room. Shh. We’re pretending it’s not there. That’s crazy. It’s enormous and it’s noisy. Maybe if we act casual no one will notice. Are you kidding me? Just look the other way. Pretend you don’t see it. No way. Look at the mess it’s making. No one would […]

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January

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The Best Day is Today

I love to write. You might say it is my passion. I love words. I love the sound of words. I love putting them together and listening for the music. In a way it’s like putting a puzzle together and making a word picture. I love the color and texture and shape of words. I […]

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February

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What Do They Know That We Don’t Know?

It was such a pleasure to share Some Secrets Hurt with a group of students at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho, in December. Recently I received some delightful letters from the students, thanking me for my presentation. Over the next few days, I will share some of their letters with you. When I […]

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January

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No More Secrets

No More Secrets. Isn’t that a great name for a walkathon to fight sexual abuse. Actually that’s a great name for a walkathon to fight any kind of abuse. As you may know, April is Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. Won’t you join us in the fight against Child […]

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January

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If the Unthinkable Happened to Someone you Love, Would You Know What To Do?

If the unthinkable happened to someone you love, would you know what to do? Would they? If one of your children were being abused would they tell you? Would you notice that something was wrong? The startling truth is that in the United States today, one in four girls will be sexually abused before the […]

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October

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Making life bearable

They meet once each month. They have been been doing this for 18 years. Their goal is to make life a little more bearable for children they have never met. They make teddy bears for children, the children who come to the Childrens Justice Center in Provo. There are 15 Childrens Justice Centers throughout the […]

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October

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Shaping the Dream part 3

Which stage of healing do you think this girl represents? Notice that she is doing normal things: playing with a ball, tying her shoe. What do you think is going on inside?

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October

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Shaping the Dream part 2

Here’s Nick Ryan working on one of his quarter sized models for A Healing Place. This piece features two black boys who may be brothers, and who are spending time together, and enjoying healthy touch.

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October

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Shaping the Dream

I recently had the opportunity to meet Nick Ryan. What a treat. Nick is a talented sculptor who is sharing his gift with us. He is helping to shape the dream called a healing place. You may remember that five statues are planned. They will represent the 5 stages of healing and will integrate children […]

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September

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Breakfast with Erika Hansen

While in Cedar City visiting with folks about Some Secrets Hurt, I had breakfast with Erika Hansen who was then Miss Iron County. The new Miss Iron County was crowned just a few days after our visit. Friend-Husband and I had a delightful visit with Erika. She is my new hero. Her platform for the […]