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The Surviving Spirit Newsletter March 2019

Healing the Heart Through the Creative Arts, Education & Advocacy Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran The Surviving Spirit Newsletter March 2019 Hi Folks, Welcome to the March issue of the Surviving Spirit […]

Exposed – The Arc of Trauma and Abuse

  Exposed [originally titled Daughter of God] is a 2016 American thriller film, written and directed by Gee Malik Linton [credited as Declan Dale], at his directorial debut. The film stars Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, and Mira Sorvino. While perusing NETFLIX for a music or nature documentary the other […]

The Surviving Spirit Newsletter July 2018

  The Surviving Spirit Newsletters The Surviving Spirit newsletter has been going out for many years. The idea behind the newsletter is to share news, resources and helpful information that could help any and all who have been impacted by the concerns of trauma, abuse or mental health. A major point of the newsletter has […]

The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter

  “Art is a wound turned into light.” Georges Braque The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter is posted at the website. Hope Healing & Help – This month’s resources: 1] Leah Harris on Mental Health as a Social Justice Issue – Psychology Today 2] Rachel Waddingham – Behind The Label: Recovery from psychosis, trauma & dissociation […]

Thoughts & Music to share on Resiliency

  I read this article at my friend Helga Luest’s, Trauma Informed Linked In post and shared a comment and I thought to dive a bit more, into why I feel the way I do about ‘resiliency‘. Here is my post comment to the article – Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common […]

“PIRATES” – Monday’s Music

  “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” African Proverb PIRATES is the self-titled track from my second musical CD, and I find it interesting, the simple act of my efforts to write a short blog piece on a song of mine are anything but simple. The process started well over two hours ago and […]

“If I Were A Carpenter” – Monday’s Music

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen I have always loved the song, “If I Were A Carpenter”, written by Tim Hardin. Hardin was a gifted singer, songwriter, who penned many great tunes. You hear his songs, but you probably don’t know he wrote them. Rod Stewart had a huge hit with, “Reason To […]

Healing the Loss or Lack of Love

  “In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.” Elijah Wood Valentine’s Day is a marketing dream come true…a time for lovers, friends and family members to exchange cards and gifts of value to show how much they care for one another. I know in my heart, that there are many, who […]

Finding Peace of Mind

  This morning, when I went out for my daily practice of having my first cup of coffee outside, it was a balmy zero degrees. I perform this morning ritual everyday, regardless of the weather – rain, sleet, snow, cold or hot, do not deter me from my time to be alone in the backyard, […]