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Rachel Lake

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One Moment

Just one more moment. Just one more breath. Just one more drink. If i can just make it through this night. This holiday. This crisis. This heartbreak.   Survival is getting through that moment.  When the tears no longer flow…

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The Performer

I was raised in a very conservative religious culture that placed a high premium on image.  Women in particular were expected to be self-sacrificial, submissive and people pleasing. How I presented to the world was a big deal.  Failure to…

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About six months ago, I was driving home in the pouring rain reflecting on Brene Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness which talks a lot about healing our wounded parts by welcoming them home to ourselves.  Suddenly I was immersed in memories….

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