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     I had the opportunity to present my 

story to several classes at Corner 

Canyon High School in Draper. 

The students and teachers were all 

awesome and 100% attentive. What a 

privilege to share with them! Thank 

you!


 
 
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The Firm Foundation Expo will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday - October 8th, 9th and 10th. There are many amazing speakers and classes to choose from. 


I have been invited to speak on Friday and again on Saturday on the topic of "Healing From Sexual Abuse."


My class will be taught:


Friday from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in Room B.
Saturday from 4 - 5:00 pm in Room B.


 
 
     Corner Canyon High School students are awesome! I had the chance to speak to psychology classes for the last two days. At the end of my presentation the students had the chance to ask questions. They were well thought out and very astute questions. I thoroughly enjoyed being with them. Thank you Jana for sharing your students with me.
 
 
     I had the opportunity to speak to Payson High School students yesterday. What began as an invitation to speak to a psychology class ended up being a group of over 170 students and being held in the auditorium--since that was the only place big enough to hold everyone. Thanks to the teacher, Julie, who mentioned it to a couple of other teachers, who then told others about the event. I loved being able to talk with all of these people and enjoyed the time after the presentation to speak with individual students and teachers. Thank you for the opportunity Payson High School! Love your group!
 
 
      I had the opportunity to speak at the Renaissance Ranch on Thursday night. The Renaissance Ranch is an in-patient and out-patient facility for addiction recovery. 
      Before I left home to speak to this group, I prayed that those in attendance would be able to feel my love for them and that they would also be able to feel God's love for them through me. 
      While there, I was certain that both the patients and their families had all gone through some very difficult things in their lives or they wouldn't have been there, and since I have also been through some heartbreaking trials, I felt a very real kinship with them. As a result, I felt so much love for everyone there. It was an evening filled with powerful feelings of God's love.
 
 
     I am so grateful for the opportunity of being able to present in Logan. It was a wonderful group of people and I loved meeting them.
     It was also a privilege to be able to be part of Spanish Radio, 1640 AM, with Gloria Arredondo and my translator. Both of them were so warm and delightful. There are many wonderful people in this world and I am so happy to get to know a few of them. Thanks to all of you!
 
 
     Thursday, Friday & Saturday I was able to be part of The Firm Foundation Expo in Orem, Utah. I had a booth there and presented on both Thursday and Saturday. I cannot tell you how many wonderful people I was able to visit with but it was an honor to meet you and hear your stories as well. Thank you for the pleasure of letting me get to know so many of you. It was a very rich three days!
 
 
I had the privilege of being the guest speaker for "The Healer's Blueprint" last week. This was a group of energy workers learning a new modality. The energy in that room was the most incredible I have ever felt in a presentation. It was a privilege to speak to them and I am thankful to all those in attendance who made it such a wonderful evening!

 
 
     NEW! The companion book of my story, "Hear My Cry: Writings From My Soul" is now available as an unabridged Audio Book (7 CDs) and is also available as an unabridged MP3 (1 CD). Since all three books are read by the author the listener has the unique opportunity to hear an occasional child personality read her own words. Many different voices are heard in "Hear My Cry" as this book is the book of poems written by several personalities.
     Go to the Buy Now page of my website and order now. 
 
 
      Sometimes after we have been very vulnerable with someone, we become insecure and our reaction is to pull away—at least emotionally. We want people to think we are just fine, and don’t need any help. At least that was true for me. Once Janie had experienced a flashback with me, I locked up my feelings tighter than ever again.

      “From then on, if I cried at all, it was only a tear or two. The result of locking all of the tears inside meant that my body's aches and pains increased since there was no release of the emotional pain. I failed to realize that my concern about appearing ‘un-healed’ was actually one of the factors preventing my healing. If I would just let my child parts express themselves, in all their painful desperateness, then I could potentially get to a more stable emotional state. It seemed very counter-intuitive, but the more I allowed expression of these intense painful emotions the more ‘healthy’ I would be. The following poem was written by child parts who were thinking of Janie.”
FEELINGS BEHIND THE FACE
5/28/94

I smile and chatter and laugh.
You think I am doing well,
then you leave
and I feel sad.
 
I kept it away while you were here.
I like to look happy and fine.
I want to be all better.
 
But sad stays inside
still
and doesn’t disappear with smiles
and doesn’t get better
hiding away.
 
I think it is smart to be happy
and stupid to feel sad.
“You can keep it away if you want to.”
 
But when I keep it away,
it stays inside
and doesn’t go away ever!!!

(The Silent Cries, pages 21-22)