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  • Childhood abuse survivor and abuse expert, Kelly Flook, helps you heal

    in Spirituality

    I did everything society said to be happy. I got the degrees: BA, a Montessori degree, and an MA. I married the “right” men who could “give me respect and boost my confidence.” First an attorney. Had one daughter. The marriage ended after seven years because of his affairs. Eight years later, my second husband was a cardiologist from Virginia. We had a bi-coastal, whirlwind coke-induced love affair for eighteen months. The marriage lasted six months. I did things I thought might help society. I sent women to London for abortions before Roe v. Wade. I was active in the peace movement to stop the Vietnam War. I started NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) with my first husband. I had the right jobs: I wrote and produced for PBS. I won numerous awards. I wrote screenplays to shine the light on inequities. None of this alleviated my pain, shame and suffering from the childhood beatings and sexual abuse that led to my self-abuse. My healing journey began with Shhhh!


    I have lived in Venice Beach, CA., just steps to the sand, for eighteen years. I’m a grandmother of two loving, beautiful, half Chinese boys. I just had a portion of a short story published in a new LA literary journal, FRE&D.  Currently, I’m working on my next book, “Mother NORML”.  For those who wish to clean out their pain and shame please join me in my weekly webinar, Skype to Write.  I have been on a spiritual journey.  I have become the me I came here to be! To help you do so go to my Resources for You tab.

  • 00:57

    Breathing Fire...Surviving childhood abuse

    in Women

    “When the universe sends you a miracle, and then asks you to surrender to the journey that is about to unfold, you have two choices. You can politely say thanks-but no-thanks, or you can commit your heart and soul to doing something entirely on faith...  Breathing Fire, began as a book for others who, like author Chris Davis, had survived childhood abuse, but it quickly transformed into a modern-day fairy tale. 


    As women, we need to talk openly about topics that have been kept in locked boxes on the shelf.  There is no need to feel shame for something that happened that we had no control over.  I support courageous women like Chris who not only survive, but empower others to transform their lives to be happy.


     


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  • 00:11

    Discussion: Kingdom Women Overcoming Childhood Abuse Fear

    in Women

    Spirit-Life Coach Nikki Jourdan reaches out to kingdom women of childhood-abuse and cycles of fear. Get clarity, understanding and empowerment to overcome the past and live in the present by love.


     

  • 01:00

    Childhood Abuse | K8152

    in Psychology

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    Roy discussed how we are compelled to do the harm to others that has been done to us.
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  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1286

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Cheri Roberts from Lincoln City, Oregon. Cheri is a prolific journalist, who suffered many forms of (sexual, emotional and physical) abuse as a child and her series offers voices from other adult survivors supported by leading experts on the topic of pedophilia, incest and molestation. Cheri is a weekly talk-show host and producer for "Challenging the Rhetoric" (#CTR) every Wednesday. She also hosts a special First Thursdays series called, Sickness of Silence (#SOS) addressing childhood sexual abuse. The talk show description explains, "The culture of silence lives on in every generation molding each like the one that came before it. Silence enables abuse, but our words have always held the power to stop it. It is our inability to listen to and share uncomfortable truths that have allowed families to maintain their semblance of normalcy." Cheri suffered abuse as a child, but most notably was sexually abused by several uncle's and a couple of her mother's boyfriends. The sexual abuse began at the age of 3 when Cheri's uncle and aunt became her legal guardians amidst the drug-fueled backdrop of America's sexual revolution. Cheri has spoken openly on the topic of her abuse for decades and feels the shaming of the abuser is also the shaming of the child. As she says, "Shame is what keeps secrets." Outside of her personal life, Cheri is a much endorsed writer, investigative journalist, coach and marketer. As a freelance writer and prominent activist, Cheri lives her life “out-loud” challenging the system with her back turned against the status quo of the failed corporate media. 

  • 00:43

    ​EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS​

    in Education

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: CHOOSING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS


    Gryphon House  co-authors of  "Digital Decisions"   Fran Simon and Karen Nemeth are our guests

  • 00:30

    This One Step - Older Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    in Psychology

    Tuesday


    Speaking the truth to your family.


    Telling your family that you were molested as a child is about the hardest part of breaking your silence.  Many of us were molested by a family member who is respected and loved by most.  You will begin to stack the reasons and excuses as to why you can’t or shouldn’t tell your family in your head and it sounds very reasonable in your head, but you know that it has to be done.


    Breaking your silence to someone you trust is just opening the old infected wound and letting the poison out, but as adults we all know that our wound is not going to truly heal if we don’t let the doctor cut it open and clean it out completely.  We are adults that were traumatized as children.  We know better now.  We are not little boys and girls and we have to set the example for others and show ourselves that we deserve being healthy and getting healing.  We have to refuse to allow our molesters have power over us another day!  You have to stop looking over your shoulder and walking on egg shells.  This is what happened and it was not your fault and it is time to experience your life as it should be! 

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1285

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Linda Dueling from Omaha, Nebraska, a child abuse survivor and active NAASCA volunteer family member. Linda was sexually abused and eventually raped by her Grandpa. This went on until she was about 8 years old. Later, at 12, she would 'fall in love' with a 20 year old who introduced her to IV drugs. At 15 she ended up living on the streets with a boy and they were eventually arrested for 'breaking and entering' when they tried to find shelter. He was sent to Juvenile Hall, but Linda was released to her mother. "Mom slapped and hit me the whole walk home about 12 blocks." She ran away again and experienced a horrible gang rape by a group of 'friends'. Linda says. "I know GOD saved me that night." Linda began using drugs again and meet a boy who would become her husband. "He began hitting me within months," Linda says. "I was beaten daily." It took nearly 2 decades before she joined a church and got clean. For a while things got better. She earned a Certificate in Counseling for Addiction. She built businesses and was seen as a 'success'. "I had over come my addiction and my marriage was now 'healthy' by everyone's standards. Yet I felt dead." In 2008 she tried to take her life. "I was held at the hospital for almost a month. When I left I went into Intensive Outpatient Therapy 5 days a week, four hours a day." In 2010 she'd had enough. "I left for a business trip and never returned home." Her life has improved but she knows she still has a long way to go. She pushes on "Telling this side of my story with out protecting anyone in the process is a new journey."

  • 00:28

    This One Step - Older Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    in Psychology

    Monday -              Release YOUR Pain


                            Let Go of YOUR Suffering


                            Break YOUR Silence


    Monday’s show is dedicated to survivors who need to take that one step and reveal the truth.  Please don’t think of this special step as being exposed to the world and fearing the worst from people if you tell us what happened to you as a child, but instead know that you have been traumatized enough.  You never did anything wrong.   You deserve and should demand that this load of crap that has been dumped on you be cleaned off of you and out of you!! This trauma is no longer yours!!  Take your poisonous secret, put it in a bag and throw it in the trash.  It is out, gone and never to return because you can’t be a victim ever again!!!  He no longer has that power over you!! 


    It is very true that the damage that he or she has caused is very real and you probably feel tore up from the floor up, but that is just it!  You are now able to heal.  You have stopped the damage and the profuse bleeding and the painful recovery begins.  The healing path is stretched as far as your eyes can see and in fact, the ending is never seen by our eyes, but the path is a different path.  It is a life being surrounded by people who support us and we seek healthy people and make healthier choices. 


    Welcome!  And it all begins with This One Step.

  • 02:02

    Introduction and Testimony: Healing and Restoration for a Fractured Identity

    in Spirituality

    Many who come for Restoration Prayer Ministry do not know the extent of their prayer needs.  They aren't necessarily hiding anything; they simply are not aware of their root issues.  Many do not know that their identity has been fractured by trauma and abuse until they begin sharing memories with a safe person.  Intelligent little children have an amazing ability to fracture their identity in order to store overwhelming painful memories in different parts.  It might be decades before these parts begin to surface and ask for healing. Hear a survivor share how shocked she was to learn that her identity was fractured.  

  • 00:15

    Teen Dating Violence & Upcoming Pamper & Support Day

    in Women

    Addressing the importance of talking with our youth about teen dating violence awareness month, understanding the signs of abuse and discussing our upcoming Quarterly Pamper and Support Day event.