Museum of Cultural History, Oslo, Norway. The Exhibition: For the Love of Freedom is University of Oslo’s main venue marking the Bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution 1814-2014.
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
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
Over the last few years I was living a secret underground life while planning my escape from a sociopath (psychopath, narcissist, con-man – same shit, different label). We were both part of the Church of Scientology, though I had not been an active member there since some years. I knew I had to escape both – the abusive relationship and the cult – to live a life without mind-control and fear. Late nights I entered … Continue reading
Realize that anyone who tries to change your mind will try to make you feel guilty, so that you give in. They give you lots of reasons, valid believable reasons, and then blame you for being irresponsible, etc. if you say no. They often work you hard and long to wear you down so they achieve their goal. This article is inspired by Canadian author Mary Kassian over at Girls Gone Wise. Here’s some tools to … Continue reading