049 SelfWork: Honoring Your Rituals And You During The Holidays

049 SelfWork: Honoring Your Rituals And You During The Holidays

You can hear the pressures beginning to mount in people’s voices, as we all approach the holiday season. Dr. Margaret offers her own personal story of her parents’ deaths the week before Christmas of 2007, and how giving herself options was key in...
036 SelfWork: The Shame No One Talks About After Sexual Abuse

036 SelfWork: The Shame No One Talks About After Sexual Abuse

In today’s podcast, Dr. Margaret talks about a certain type of shame that’s rarely revealed after sexual abuse. What is that shame? It’s the result of your body responding with arousal during the actual abuse itself. What’s vital to understand...
The Shame No One Talks About In Sexual Abuse

The Shame No One Talks About In Sexual Abuse

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this article may trigger a response — memories, anxiety, nightmares. Please read with care. “I’m so ashamed… I’ve never told anyone this.” There are many levels of shame after having been...
When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

When Granddaddy Is A Sexual Abuser

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this post could trigger you. Please read with care. You are told as a child that adults are there to protect you. From the moment you begin exploring the world, you hear, “Give Granddaddy a hug.” “Go to the...
How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

How To Cope When Your Sexual Abuse “Never Happened”

Being sexually abused does horrific damage. When you resist, after your father has raped you almost daily since the age of eight, and he pulls a gun on you, you crumble. You are a thing to him. Not a daughter. When you are studying with a guy and supposed friend in...