Stories

Every woman and every girl inspires us. We are deeply grateful to those who have shared their stories about breakthroughs in their lives, the ways in which they have overcome fears, beliefs, or events that once kept them from connecting with their inner strength and recognizing their amazingness. Some of these stories are stories of pain and how a women or girl triumphed over it. As you read these stories, rather than focusing on the pain, choose to focus instead on the triumph and the ways that others have overcome what may once have seemed impossible to overcome. Let's celebrate their triumphs!

Thriving In The Midst of Challenges

Hello, My name is Dr. Cornelia Gibson and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in CA. I am the founder and clinical director of Agape Counseling Center and Network in Fairfield, CA and the author of Surviving Broken Promises. Although...

A Year to Remember 2023-2024

On June 6th,2023, my day started as a clear day with hopes of doing some garden work, weeding, feeding, and watering. It was my sister’s birthday (Patty), you know I had to call and rag her a bit. That is what we do. I was able to accomplish...

Come back home…

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood rape and abuse. Where can I start? At this very moment I am sitting in a classroom with about 65 students (different ages). I am attending...

This girl saved my life

I remember I was swimming and swimming trying to get to the edge of the river. It all started when I went to visit my aunt who lived by a forest in Pennsylvania she lived in a small house but with a huge backyard and a pool that was planted...

Addicts are heroes

Addicts are heroes It’s really tough to have an addiction or bad habit. It ruins your life, your confidence, your career, your family, and your self-worth. Some people even lose their children because of it. Kids of addicts see their...

The Power of Transitions

Everyone tries their best to start their year with so much hope, at least that is what social media shows us , the constant contents on “vision boards , resolutions, 21 days of trying a new habits” and so many ways to begin...

I GOT THIS!!!!

Let’s start with the beginning of this relationship so you can get a little back story! I met him when he was a month fresh out of jail. I know red flag right. But I knew him a few years before that and we never really talked. It started out...

A complete loner

I’m crying right now because I feel like a complete burden of anxiety pushing against me. I feel like it’s always my fault and its always going to be my fault because I am the problem. I am a disgusting person that cannot be around...

Healing after a childhood of trauma

Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains descriptions of childhood sexual molestation. It is very difficult to describe my childhood as even thinking about it can bring in waves of PTSD flashbacks. Most of the...

Evacuation Life – Gaza War 2024

Once upon a time, there was a joyful family – a father, a mother, and two delightful children, Dialah (8 years old) and Mohammed (7 years old). Everything changed when the war erupted in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Life came to a standstill – no...