My Bridge to Ruin

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In Scientology, the manipulation happens gradually over the years. It’s not like people are beaten at the entrance and then happily walk further into a cult. Scientology took the best 10 years of my life. There’s a featured article in the news today called “The Bridge to Ruin” – my journey to financial ruin in Scientology. Click on the screenshot above to read the article. Click here if you want to read the English by … Continue reading

Sailing in Greece

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Photo blog: Impressions from our Greek Islands journey. Google map of the Islands below. Streets of Poros Island Hydra Island Climbing Princesses at Hydra Island Turquoise water at Hydra Island Hydra Island Hello, my name is Peacock! Wild peacocks at Moni Island Hello little library at Odyssey, Poros Island Chilling out at Odyssey, Poros Island Love and lights to those who are deeply missed and with us in spirit. ♥ Church, Poros. Hydra Island Hydra … Continue reading

Celebrating 365 days of fresh air

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I had been smoking on and off for some 20 years when I last year decided to inhale fresh air instead. I was fed up with the ugly smell – and the lack of control. Today: No cigarettes or nicotine for 365 days. I quitted cold turkey. There have been some temptations along the way but I survived. I am very proud of myself. Hurrah! Every day without cigarettes is a fresher day. Deep fresh … Continue reading

Når en mor avskriver sitt barn

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Forestill deg at den som hjalp deg å ta dine første skritt, fulgte deg til din første skoledag, bredde den varme dynen over deg om kvelden, og ga deg en godnatt-klem, var ferdig med deg. Fordi du har skiftet mening! Fordi du ikke lenger finner deg i å bli trakassert og få ditt liv ødelagt av en manipulerende sekt. Dette er dessverre skjebnen til mange religiøse avhoppere. Skifter man mening og melder seg ut har det … Continue reading

PTSD: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – and Ways of healing

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Many people think PTSD is reserved for veterans, those coming back from military service, but all kind of traumatic events can cause PTSD. Abusive relationships, mind-controlling cults, the sudden loss of loved ones, accidents, medical operations, childhood neglect, rape and sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, assault, war, natural disasters, kidnapping, terrorist attacks, the list goes on. I hope this article and my story can inspire you or someone you know to get the help … Continue reading