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The Cancer No One Talks About: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

I recently attended a fundraiser for several friends of mine that are riding in the Tour de Pink, a two-day 250-mile bike ride to benefit the Young Survivors Coalition, (breast cancer survivors). Seeing so many people supporting the fight against cancer has a special place in my heart, as cancer has had a strong impact… Learn more »

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We Were There: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

“You’re a special kid.” I still remember those words spoken to me when I was six or seven years old. He showed me that I was someone he cared about by inviting me into his room, giving me small gifts, holding me on his lap, hugging me, and saying all the words any unloved kid… Learn more »

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Making Things Whole: 1in6 Thursday on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

As I approach twenty years of managing a therapy service for men who have been sexually traumatized, I ponder the meaning of it all. Meaning-making – giving a narrative to the unspoken horrors, which can then ultimately be crafted into one’s life story – is the ticket for those who are wounded. This is the… Learn more »

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Those Flashbacks: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

A man who chose to remain anonymous wrote me recently after reading one of my books and said, “It gave me great encouragement through a very tough time last year with flashbacks that I was getting from the abuse that I went through as a child . . . “I am 42, and I’m not… Learn more »

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When Healing is Boring: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

In the course of my work, I stumbled upon it yet again the other day. Three dirty words – thoughts I do my best to avoid writing about whenever I can. However, for the document I had in front of me, I couldn’t avoid it. When you ask for funding, you got to answer the… Learn more »

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