Having reclaimed my life, ‘The Hurt Healer’ today is combination of faith, love, healing, serenity, joy and creativity.
However, for 20 years I called alcohol ‘The Hurt Healer’. It numbed me from being abandoned as a child by my mother and abused by my father. It gave me confidence to deal with the present and took away my fear of my future. But it also kept me trapped in depression and hopelessness.
It is nothing short of a miracle that I am alive today but I was given the opportunity to heal and I grabbed it. By reclaiming my life I have found the freedom to live life in sobriety and to recover from chronic depression.
Your past doesn’t have to define your present. So join me on an inspirational journey to live life as the person you were meant to be.
If you would like to connect further regarding The Hurt Healer or to request information regarding my availability for freelance writing, talks, workshops or one-to-one counselling, please contact me;
by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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or use the contact form below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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Thanks so much for following, Carolyn. You have a great blog, look forward to reading your posts 😀
Thanks Cathy. Great to see you here 🙂
Hello Dear Carolyn:
Your journey is a joy to follow~
Thankyou! Great to have you join me 🙂
I’m blessed that you are a supporter of Turquoise Compass. Thanks for sending positive energy my way!
Jessica, Turquoise Compass
Thank you Jessica. Love your blog 🙂
Thank you so much for the follow Carolyn, it is really appreciated. So welcome aboard my blog an snow allow me to set off around your own. Have a great day, MM 🍀
Thank you!Great to connect with you 🙂
I m glad that you are following my blog and also give me pleasure of meeting you here,I will be around to hear more from you.
May Allah bless you and your loved ones
Wonderful to see you here. Blessings to you and your loved ones too.
Thanks for the follow, Carolyn! Lovely site, here! 🙂
Welcome Katharine! 🙂
Thanks for all you do! 🙂
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Thank you too for your support and encouragement.
You are a living inspiration! Great subjects, wonderful style, beautiful! You have me on inspiration journey 🙂 Love Catherine
Thank you Catherine. So wonderful to see you here 🙂
Very motivating blog… Glad that I stopped by to read your articles…thanks for writing 🙂
Thank you Sandeep. Good to see you here 🙂
All my good wishes for your happiness! Cheers 🙂
And mine for yours too :0
Thank you for visiting my blog
greetings success always for you
You are most welcome and thankyou.
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Thank you so much Michael for my nomination and congratulations on yours! 🙂
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Thank you again Gaurab! I appreciate your support 🙂
Your blog inspires me so much. Thank you! I nominated for the Blog of the Year Award 2013 at http://annarosemeeds.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/second-star-for-the-blog-of-the-year-2013/
Thank you Anna Rose for your kind words and nomination 🙂
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Hi! I nominated you for the You’re a Miracle Blogger Award. Please get the badge at http://wp.me/s32YrK-touched and get more info. Have a wonderful New Year. Blessings, belsbror
Thank you my friend! Wishing you much happiness and many blessings in 2014 🙂
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Thank you Michael 🙂 I really appreciate your support!
I discovered your lovely blog through a guest post you wrote for Jenny Alexander of Writing in the House of Dreams. On your post there, I commented, “I have found that I have been most receptive to the unconscious (including synchronicities and moments of creative or intellectual epiphany) when I have been going through the most difficult emotional times. It’s as though the negative emotions reduce my focus on the material world and sharpen my perception of what lies beneath. I’m grateful not to be in a place of constant hurt today, but sometimes I do miss the clarity that seemed to come with it.” I wonder if you’ve had a similar feeling.
That’s very interesting that you find clarity during difficult emotional times. I know exactly what you mean because like you I have found that through the most painful of times I have experienced a different level of creativity. I don’t do much artwork usually but I did go through some art therapy to help me deal with my childhood abuse and the work I produced would be impossible for me to recreate today. Also, like you I am glad not to be in that place of hurt. Thank you for your insight Sharon.
Thank you so much for your reply! And for your blog. 🙂
Sorry for what you’ve been through, glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. 🙂
hi Carolyn…I’ve been following your blog for awhile and would like to share the link on my page. hope that’s ok! 🙂 ~Vania
That’s perfect Vania. Thank you!
You have such a beautiful and inspirational blog. Thank you! I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award at http://annarosemeeds.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/663/. 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
Me too Carol. Do have a splendid day 🙂
This is a very inspiring short profile 🙂 Your blog will do a lot a lot of good to those who think they cannot break free from one ”act” that they have been struggling with. Thumps up for you Carol 🙂
Thank you Michael. So glad to connect with you 🙂
Just found your blog via Paul from Carry the Message and his most recent post. I too was abandoned by my mother as a child, and it created years worth of coping to various things and addictions, that all eventually led me to inpatient and rehab and almost losing my own kids at 33. I’m now on the journey of recovery of 1 1/2 years and finding grace through it all. So glad I’ve found your beautiful blog.
Congratulations on your recovery! You have an inspirational story and it’s wonderful that you have the support and love of your own family now. Keep strong and thank you for connecting 🙂
It gives me great pleasure to tell you that I have linked you in my latest post as a part of my WordPress Family:
I hope you have a great day!
Amy – LifeBeam
Fantastic! Thank you so much Amy 🙂
I would like to make you a part of word press family.
Thank you so much Supriya 🙂
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Thank you Sue for sharing my post and linking me!
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Thank you for inviting me to write for your wonderful blog Val!
Wow, you are such an inspiration! A powerful story and i feel blessed to have found this blog! Shalom in Christ! 😀
Thankyou and welcome Steve!
Lifebeam is celebrating it’s first birthday. Thank you for following and supporting me! You are the best and more power to you! 🙂
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Happy first birthday! So glad that we have connected and I’m looking forward to more of your great posts 🙂
God is using your in a BIG Beautiful Powerful way, Carolyn. Xx LOVE!
Thank you Kim. I am blessed to have connected with you in this big blogger world!
FurryLittleGnome has some very nice friends. I wish you continued success and peace.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your lovely message 🙂
Instantly I liked you and I loved you
you are so great a human being, I love you my friend
Nice reading about you.
Thanks. I invite you to visit my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
Thank you for visiting and for your invitation to your blog. You too have an inspirational story and show great courage in your sharing. Great to connect with you 🙂
Great for me too, to have visited your blog you have such a lovely blog, the way you share is beautiful.
I being a senior have to learn a lot from you
Thank you very much
I’m so happy to have found you in this giant blogging universe, Carolyn. What a treasure you are!
Thank you for making a difference,
Great to have found you too Christy 🙂
Carolyn, Your blog has inspired me, and I feel that it has added “sugar and spice and all things nice” into my Blogosphere world. I would like to nominate you for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award”, which I feel is well deserved. Thank you, Today, YOU inspired ME … http://simplymejustbe.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/sugar-and-spice-and-all-things-nice/
Thank you so much for your nomination Christine. I really appreciate all your support 🙂
Carolyn, thank you stopping recently and liking a post. I look forward to following your brave journey as it continues to unfold.
Thank you Ivan for connecting and sharing. Welcome to our journey!
Dearest Carolyn, we hope you are well and enjoying the festive period! We just wanted to let you know that Addictive Daughter have nominated you for THE REALITY BLOG AWARD. Please check out the the award section on the link below!
Much love, Persia and Joey xx
Thank you Persia and Joey 🙂
Your ‘about me’ section give me goose bumps. I wanted to write you an email but I don’t see one listed. I think you’re amazing. And thank you for what you are doing to make a difference.
Thank you Coco 🙂 Please feel free to email me at email@example.com or leave me a message on The Hurt Healer on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheHurtHealer Great to connect with you. I love your writing!
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Thank you 🙂
Hi there! I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award. It is given and passed on to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. You may read the details here: http://simplymejustbe.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/my-rays-of-sunshine/
Thank you Christine 🙂
Your posts are always inspiring Carolyn, coming from deep and hard-won wisdom. Just wanted to leave you a little comment this evening. Ruth 🙂
Thank you Ruth for such kindness 🙂
I am blessed to have found your site. I was in an abusive marriage for 29 years to an East Indian man. I totally conformed to his culture and I have three beautiful grown children, all graduated from college. I have left for the third and final time. I am on the mend and God is my guide. I have my path planned for me with the love and support of my family. I will finish my degree in Religious Studies and be a mentor for abused women and children, using my experience and faith to give them hope. It has only been three months since I left but I am getting stronger each day. I have my good days and bad days but with time, my wounds will be healed. I look forward to your inspirational quotes each day! Praise God that He heals all and is our Father and uses good people like you to touch the hearts and souls of others.
With sincere appreciation,
Marilyn Sinatra Gill
What a courageous story you have shared Marilyn and I was so delighted to read that you are on the mend with God as your guide. It takes tremendous strength to leave an abusive situation which impacts so negatively on self-worth. I’m so sorry that you have had to go such trauma but what a blessing you will be others as you share your experience and faith. Thank you for your encouragement and beautiful comments. You have touched my heart and soul too.
Love and blessings to you Marilyn.
YOUR WEBSITE TOUCHES MY HEART DEEPLY…A MUST READ FOR EVERYONE THROUGH VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING..MAY GOD BLESS YOU 🙂
Thank you for such kind comments Laura. God Bless you too 🙂
Thank you so much Laura for your encouragement!
Beautiful, Carolyn! I know a ‘Hurt Healer’ before and after as well. Great blog you have here! Look forward to reading more of your posts.
So glad you like the blog and the article Marianne. Thank you for your encouragement!