Just Show Up – Don’t Tell Me to Get Over It

By |2019-08-27T14:50:46-07:00August 27th, 2019|Blog|

Alcoholism is a disease. This is a fact most everyone is comfortable with. If you have an alcoholic in the family, especially if it is a spouse, parent, or child, most likely you are desperate for that person to get help. As addiction has become a huge mainstay in this society we are all quickly [...]

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Just Show Up – Take the Power Back – A Columbine Survivor’s Story of Healing

By |2019-07-18T07:34:13-07:00July 18th, 2019|Blog|

A little less than a year ago I met a spunky, dazzling young woman at a local networking event. We were all discussing what we do for a living and later, when the event came to a close, she and I were getting to know one another when she confided that she was a survivor [...]

Just Show Up – The Great ‘Alone’

By |2019-06-23T13:52:03-07:00June 23rd, 2019|Blog|

Nestled in among twinkling aspen trees along the tallest peak in Colorado is my blessed get away for the next 4 -5 weeks. What we lovingly call the McGraw Compound in Twin Lakes. One week ago I arrived on Father's Day. I drove non-stop from Sherman, Tx, a 13 hour drive, and listened the The [...]

Just Show Up – GUEST POST “How To Approach a Victim of Abuse”

By |2019-03-26T09:12:52-07:00March 26th, 2019|Blog|

I realize I have been absent lately. Know that many great things are brewing in this beautiful mind ;)... but continue to keep me in prayer. Many changes are happening in my personal life as well as with Hopeful Hearts. Be sure to stay tuned as we will soon have a new website to peruse! [...]

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Just Show Up – Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse

By |2019-02-09T06:28:14-07:00February 9th, 2019|Blog|

I woke up this morning immediately wanting to write and now I am at a loss for how to begin. It is 6:30am and I couldn't sleep so I perused my social media sites (which I'm not very good at keeping track of in full disclosure) and I hit on Twitter. I never read through [...]

Just Show Up – Life After Death

By |2019-01-21T14:37:03-07:00January 21st, 2019|Blog|

Time has not been my friend. Only 28 days have passed since Dad's last breath and yet I feel as if I've lived through months of emotional turmoil where the days are excruciatingly slow. From the date of Dad's memorial service (January 4th), his sister, my Aunt Dee, was buried exactly one week later. To [...]

Just Show Up – My Dad’s Last Poker Hand

By |2018-12-18T09:12:59-07:00December 18th, 2018|Blog|

Dad's cancer is vicious and rapid. When first diagnosed within the first two weeks we were graced with time alone together he had said to me, "This is growing fast, Shannon, I can feel it." Regardless, Dad wanted to play the odds. He went to MDAnderson and heard that he had a 90% chance of [...]

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