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This is a post about a gift I received from God. Her name is Lucy. I hope that you read this post to get an update about me and my new wonderful gift. ❤

Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

This is simply amazing! Tears came to my eyes reading this. You  must read the comments! Dogs are so loyal and love unconditionally. We can sure learn something from our fury friends.

Love always,

Kimmy

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My Dog Harley

Grieving The Loss Of A Pet | Without A Label.

I know it has been a while since I have posted. I must be honest and say that I have been caring for a sick dog that I rescued after having to put down Harley and it has taken every single moment of my time.

This is a post I have done on dealing with the loss of a pet. I recently had to put down my dear sweet chocolate lab, Harley and it has broken my heart. Knowing the stages of grief and what to expect has made things a lot easier. I am not stating that these stages are exact rules you must follow. Everyone grieves differently and everyone has a right to feel. This is just an example of what to expect in no particular order. I hope this helps you in some shape or form.

All my love,

Kimmy

Therapist Abuse Awareness: The Cause I Fight For | Mike Ricksecker, Author and Ghostorian.

 

Please read this and sign the petition for Lynette’s Law. This petition was created to help stop therapist abuse. This is a VERY important cause and needs to be dealt with by us. Thank you in advance for signing this. It makes me know that there are good people out there.

Much love, 

Kimmy

http://www.lynetteslaw4maryland.com/what-is-therapist-abuse/

Therapist Abuse

Therapist abuse is using the imbalance of power in the therapeutic relationship to…

Control, manipulate and exploit clients.
Therapist abuse comes in many forms.
Therapists encouraging their clients to do certain things
That are not within the clients best interests
Therapists encouraging the clients dependency.
Therapists using the clients vulnerability to the therapists advantage.
Abandoning clients.
Engaging in an unethical dual relationship with client.

How it happens

People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Therapy is supposed to provide a healthy relationship where the client feels safe and secure. The building of trust in the therapeutic relationship is essential to providing a healthy, stable environment where the client can express their emotions and feelings that are troublesome for them.

In the therapeutic relationship there is an imbalance of power. The therapist has a significant amount of power and influence over the client.

As a client we grow to respect their opinions and appreciate their guidance.

For clients who experienced childhood abuse and neglect, the therapist may take on the role of a parent.

In this case we seek validation, approval and acceptance from the therapist to replace what we didn’t receive as a child.

Adults who experienced childhood abuse are at a higher risk of being abused in the therapeutic relationship.

If clients were abused as children or abandoned, they most likely never developed self-esteem, self-worth and appropriate boundaries. Never developing these things can make clients a target for abuse as adults.

Clients who have suffered abuse in the past may not be able to distinguish between what is a violation and what is theraputetic .

The power and influence the therapist has, has a lot of potential to do a lot of good and by the same token it also has the power to cause severe damage that could have long lasting effects on the client.

How often does it happen?

Statistics about therapy patient abuse only tell part of the story.

  • Approximately 4.4% of therapists report having engaged in sex with at least one client,
  • The offenders are about four times more likely to be male than female,
  • The vast majority of sexually exploited clients are women (88-92%), and
  • One out of 20 victims is a minor.
  • The aftermath is incalculable. 11% of victims of therapist patient abuse end up in the hospital, 14% attempt suicide, and 1% actually commit suicide

Check list for therapy abuse

    1. Go with your gut feelings, if something seems off, trust your instinct and seek another therapist.

    2. Does your therapist seem unprofessional? ( Do they talk about other clients, their personal life or things that make you feel uncomfortable?)

    3. If you can’t tell if therapy is helping or hurting.

    4. If the therapist is degrading, humiliating, intimidating, shaming you or you feel manipulated.

    5. Making suggestive comments, sexual comments erotic comments.

    6. Pressuring you to make decisions or engage in activities that you feel uncomfortable with.

    7. Calling you on the phone, email, text messages, meeting with you outside the office.

    8. Giving constant attention to your looks or complimenting your physical appearance ( you are beautiful, sexy) rather than personality or things you’ve accomplished.

    9. Pay close attention to their compliments about your achievements. Does it seem like over kill?

    10. Does the therapist make you feel like you “need” them? Do you feel anxious if you miss a session? Has your therapist made you feel like they are the only one who can “fix” you?

    11. Have they made promises to never abandon you and always be there for you? Have they made you feel like they will never let you down?

    12. Have they engaged in touching, kissing, hugging, winks, sexually suggestive body language and or sexual activity?

Where to get help??

  1. Talk to a friend, spouse or parent.
  2. Seek out information. There are many websites on the internet with a vast amount of information and people who can help. I recommend TELL ( therapy exploitation link line. The website iswww.therapyabuse.org I also recommend www.survivingtherapistabuse.com. The information on these websites can help you through the process of getting help and making the decisions that are best for you.
  3. Seek another therapist.
  4. Contact legal counsel, file a board complaint and talk with police.

Reality ~ Fall and Rise ~ art and verse.

via Reality ~ Fall and Rise ~ art and verse.

Such an honor to be mentioned in this woman’s blog. I can’t believe she thinks enough of me to post about it. I love this Canadian! What a wonderful poem. A definite must read! Thank you Lesley, thank you! You have made my day!

Hugs and sloppy Kisses from Harley and me! (the sloppy kisses are from Harley, I am a clean kisser. LOL!)

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Rethink Mental Illness

My Dog- Prayers Really Do Work! | Without A Label.

An update on my dog, Harley. All of the prayers really are working! Thank you all so very much, I cannot express my appreciation enough. I love you all!

Kimmy

http://www.withoutalabel.me

Changing My Priorities #God #Dog #Love | Without A Label.

This is a post about my sweet old chocolate lab Harley. I would really appreciate you reading it and if you happen to pray please pray for her. She is having a rough time with walking, standing up, has a neurological disorder, and lot’s of other things going on. I am in the process of finding out weather or not I need to put her down. In the mean time I am doing everything in my power to keep her happy and free from pain. Thank you in advance for your comments. thoughts, and prayers. Much love to you all!

Kimmy

Doggie Kisses Are The Best Medicine | Bipolar Manifesto.

A guest post I did for my friend Dennis Heil of  www.bipolarmanifesto.com. Please read, comment, like, and share. Much love to you all! I look forward to hearing from you. My main blog site is www.withoutalabel.me so come by and check out my work there!

Artist In The Spotlight: Dominique Reza of Always D.O.P.E | Without A Label.

My latest post on Dominique Reza of Always D.O.P.E. Please check it out and give him a big ol’ like for me! Please and thank you! Much love!

Elton Clark Arnold: The Kindest Most Gentle Man I Ever Knew | Without A Label.

Another post about my dear sweet great uncle Elton. He was the kindest most gentle man I ever knew. I hope you read this. Much love to you all!

A Little Info about Bipolar Disorder « bipolarmuse.

Bipolar Disorder is still not widely understood. How do we get it? Is it handed down? Spontaneous selection? It is well known that this disorder is one that can be handed down through our family. Approximately half the people who have bipolar disorder have a family member with a mood disorder. A person with ONE parent who has bipolar disorder has a 15-20% chance of having the condition. Twins have about a 25% chance of getting the condition whereas identical twins, in which one has the disorder, the other identical twin has a greater risk of developing the illness (about an eightfold greater risk than a nonidentical twins).  So this proves greatly that the disorder indeed “runs in the family” and is genetic.

“Another cause is Neurochemical.  Bipolar disorder is a biological disorder that occurs in a specific area of the brain and is due to the dysfunction of certain neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, in the brain. These chemicals may involve neurotransmitters like norepinephrine,serotonin and probably many others. As a biological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated on its own or it may be triggered by external factors such as psychological stress and social circumstances.” ~ Psych Central

Environmental factors include life altering events that triggers the dormant bipolar illness. Hormonal changes, drug and alcohol abuse also contribute to an “episode” even if there is no biological factor.

Medication can trigger mania! This happened to me when the norm to treat bipolar was to prescribe antidepressant along with a mood stabilizer.

Read more at A Little Info about Bipolar Disorder « bipolarmuse.

Syncope.

via Syncope.

A beautifully written poem about syncope, something that I deal with on a daily basis. To read more about what syncope is please read the previous post entitled what is syncope.

This was written by my across the street neighbor, my best friend, and soul sister. Please follow her blog www.UnjadedMusePoetry.wordpress.com if you would like to be informed about her new posts that are absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend subscribing to her fabulous work. I love you all so much.

Blessings,

Kimmy

http://www.withoutalabel.me

This is my main blog so please follow me as well. Mwah and hugs my friends!

What is Syncope?.

via What is Syncope?.

I thought this post needed to be reblogged because it is something that I deal with as well as my best friend Shanna. We are more alike than my biological sister and I are. I love my sweet, dear, kind, sensitive, strong, wise, important soul sister. I am so blessed to live across the street from this wonderful person.

All my love,

Kimmy

Helping Others Can Help You: How To Put Yourself First and Help Others At The Same Time To Battle Depression | Without A Label

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Helping Others Can Help You: How To Put Yourself First and Help Others At The Same Time To Battle Depression | Without A Label.

How helping others can help you battle depression. An update for everyone about my uncle and what is going on with me. I love you all and hope you read this =). Big Hugs and Happy 4th of July to you all!

To Heaven You Go… | Without A Label

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To Heaven You Go… | Without A Label.

Please read this post it is very special to me! I lost my amazing Uncle today and I wrote this poem for him. It also contains some very important information and quotes to help with the loss of a loved one.

I love you all,

Kimmy

Such a beautiful post by Les Fletcher of inspirationimport.wordpress.com. Love it!

Inspiration Import

One of my all time favourites from Leonard Cohen

“Anthem”

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the…

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the Gypsy’s Pilgrimage.

via the Gypsy’s Pilgrimage.

Help me to not judge someone unless I walk a mile in their moccasins! I love you all!

Blessings,

Kimmy

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