Posts Tagged ‘determination’


A close friend referred a woman who had suffered through an unbelievably horrific cult experience. The woman is on her own survival track, but is trying to help some others who experienced the same cult. In her group, the daily offenses were beyond our wildest nightmares. She was referred to me so that I could make some suggestions on how to survive it all. Here is part of what I wrote to her: I do know that there is a very thin line between good and really evil behavior, and that it is too easily crossed. I ...

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JONESTOWN SURVIVOR Agrees with PTSD Vet on Jigsaw Pieces

Today, June 3, 2012, I was hosting an Authors' Table at the Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach, CA. I got into an interesting conversation with a veteran. Lately, more and more people who have faced tragedy and trauma have sought me out after my presentations. This has been true in libraries and universities in particular. The Vietnam Vet told me that his PTSD was not diagnosed until about ten years ago. So, he had been suffering from undiagnosed and untreated PTSD (70%) for nearly thirty years. He said that his most common feeling ...

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY PARADE – San Diego 1/15/12 – as a Jonestown Survivor

Martin Luther King Day Parade – Thank you for being here! As a Jonestown Survivor - I wouldn't be anywhere else! Yesterday, a handful of La Jolla Quakers joined thousands of people of all ages and colors to refresh the image of Dr. Martin Luther King, and to seek out his message. I have participated in the marches and parades on this day over many years, and have observed the party atmosphere of celebrating Dr. King, but not an acceptance of what he REALLY said and what he REALLY demanded of us. In truth, in the past, many ...

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