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  “Silencing Echoes”, which was the original name of my personal healing memoir, takes a look at the various ways we attempt to silence our painful echoes from the past, frequent with damaging effects on our health and spirituality as well as those around us. This non-fiction book is based on the parts of my life that not only hurt me the most, but thankfully taught me the most. The primary focus… Read More


Abuse was a large part of my young life and keeping that “secret” continually separated me from all others.


  It has been said that “firewood is not the fire”. Let’s think that through for a moment. Assuming this example is correct, firewood is the “fuel” to fire’s needs. Firewood would still be firewood without the fire and remains so until fire uses it. When fire uses the firewood to fuel itself, it morphs the firewood into ash. The fire actually changes the shape, look and feel of the firewood by… Read More


She spent her life dancing to her favorite songs, She was a little girl who was all alone. Eyes wide open, always hoping for the sun, She was a little girl who was all alone. Fragile as leaf in autumn just falling to the ground, Without a sound. She had a crooked little smile on her blue-eyed face, as she tells her silent tale of grace. She was a little girl who… Read More


  A taste of my new book about silencing the echoes from the past.  I welcome all comments. Debbie “The above story is a preamble to the words contained within the chapters that follow.  A storytelling of sorts, that shows that even a helpless nine-month old child has intense feelings and memories of things adults assume they could never remember. Some memories may not be conscious at such a young age, but… Read More


  It has been said that “firewood is not the fire”. Let’s think that through for a moment. Assuming this example is correct, firewood is the “fuel” to fire’s needs.  Firewood would still be firewood without the fire and remains so until fire uses it.  When fire uses the firewood to fuel itself, it morphs the firewood into ash. The fire actually changes the shape, look and feel of the firewood by… Read More


“It hadn’t been safe to be authentic, to express thoughts and feelings openly. In a violent, alcoholic home, is wasn’t even safe for the adults to do so. You learn to blend in, to accommodate, to be vigilant for cues of anger that often led to violence.  You hide so well you can’t even find you.” From “Forgiveness:  The Art of Silencing Echoes”


“It hadn’t been safe to be authentic, to express thoughts and feelings openly. In a violent, alcoholic home, is wasn’t even safe for the adults to do so. You learn to blend in, to accommodate, to be vigilant for cues of anger that often led to violence.  You hide so well you can’t even find you.”  


Dr. Andrea Pennington Announces An Interview with Dr. Debbie Engelmann “Natural Healing for Trauma & Abuse” Connect With Click Link Below http://www.andreapennington.com/natural-healing-for-trauma-abuse-loss-audio-interview-with-dr-debbie-engelmann/ Listen LIVE at 10am EST – 3pm Paris Time – 2pm Iceland/London/Ghana Time Or listen on-demand online or on the go! Dr. Andrea brings you an inspiring interview with Dr. Debbie Engelmann, a Doctor of Natural Health and Traditional Naturopathy, as well as an Herbal Practitioner, reminds us of our divine… Read More


“Once Upon the Alter of Hope” is a collection of the journals entries I wrote while I was healing from the abusive stories still living in my heart and head. It illustrates that by healing from the devastation of our painful personal experiences, we can actually begin to choose to not experience life as a victim of abuse.  This book is complied with some of my original art, thought provoking truisms and… Read More