Jeanne’s Insights



Releasing Shame

We can’t escape our childhood sexual abuse without shame. It sticks to us no matter how much we achieve and in spite of loving relationships. This disempowering feeling is one of the big challenges in healing… which means it also holds some of our richest insights to...

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Road to Recovery

The journey begins in the deep, dark, and intimidating forests of our experience where no path is visible. Finding our way to the sunny meadows of our lives is a daunting adventure of self-empowerment, but we don’t have to travel alone. Since sexual abuse was first...

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Two Words Can Ignite Change

When we are ready to make a change in our life, words begin flowing through our thoughts. Very often, they are something like… “It’ll be hard, but I can do it.” “This is going to mean less family-time.” “Feels kind of selfish.” “Every time I try something new,...

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Healing… How Long Does it Take?

Healing… How Long Does It Take?  Healing from our childhood sexual abuse calls to us from an old gate on the side of the road we’ve been traveling. The path on the other side of gate is overgrown with memories we’ve dissociated or tried to ignore. The unmapped...

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Guilt Can Guide Us

Like all feelings, guilt is an energy that can help us grow. The first step is recognizing it took root when we made choices, took action, or reacted while feeling disempowered. Then it grew like ivy, attaching itself to our life in ways that continues making us feel...

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Anger Can Be a Friendly Ally

Many of us avoid anger, believing it reflects poorly on our character. And though this emotion can cause physical and emotional pain, it can also be a worthy ally. It shows up to tell us when a circumstance isn’t honoring our spirit. It asks us to set new,...

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Our Own Cinderella Moment

If I had a magic wand, I would wave away the very natural and usual resistance we have about healing from our childhood wounds. I know how aversion can diminish our life while making us feel steady. I also know the gifts we receive with each step we take. When we quit...

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Confusion About Finding Happiness

Learning about being happy in life is often like finding our way through a maze. As often as not, our childhood didn’t give us a compass. Many of our impressions and beliefs about ourselves were born when we felt powerless. We assumed adults were all-knowing and...

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Reconsider Play Time

In our every-day-lives, we often find ourselves walking a million miles around old beliefs that no longer serve us. Deeply embedded, they are so familiar we no longer recognize that we can question them. See them from a new perspective. Change them. They are so solid,...

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Finding Our Way Back to Our Authentic Self

In the ordinary events of childhood, our mind protects us when we encounter emotional trauma. That jolt, when looked at through the lens of our adult years, is often dismissed because it feels like it shouldn’t have been such a big deal. But the wound continues to...

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Manifesting’s Adversary

Maybe you’re like me. You’ve tried manifesting a change in your life by focusing on your desire. You see the details. You dream it, feel it, and connect to it. And, over time, you start believing it just isn’t going to happen. You might feel more powerless than ever...

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