Sunday, December 30, 2018

Reflecting on 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close I find myself reflecting over the past year. Much has changed in my personal life as well as with my organization, EmpowerSurvivors.
    For me, 2018 represented a season of change, a lot of ups and downs, self reflection, and growth. A lot of tears, laughter, loss, but also new beginnings.
    I started out 2018 with nothing but yet something, if that makes sense.
    I Ended a 25 year relationship with someone I loved and chose to leave with basically nothing and no paying job. No beds, no furniture, no money.
    I lost my dad to cancer which I never knew could hurt as much as it did and still does.
    I spent nights wondering how I was going to meet financial needs, wondering if I could sustain the organization I built, and wondering how the hell I was going to make it and support my three children through all of this.
    There were nights I cried myself to sleep, contemplated life, felt overwhelmed, and wondered if I would make it.
    Luckily for me there were also blessings.
    The blessings of three great kids.
    Great friends and family who listened, gave sound advice, corrected me when I needed it, and were there for me.
    Great supporters of EmpowerSurvivors that helped to sustain the work of EmpowerSurvivors and aid survivors of childhood sexual abuse on their healing journeys.
    There was pain that turned to growth and new understanding.
    Rise in self worth, determination, and perseverance.
    As the end of the year draws to a close I want to say thank you to all of you that helped me through out 2018.
    Thank you for believing in me.
    Thank you for supporting my work.
    Thank you for donating to EmpowerSurvivors.
    Thank you for being visionaries in this journey.
    Thank you also to all the brave men and women who shared their stories of childhood sexual abuse and trauma with me, who continued to stay on the healing path, endure, grow, and continue this journey of healing .
    I look forward to a new year with all of you and hope that 2019 brings you everything you deserve and need. May you all have a very Happy New Year and many, many, blessings in 2019!!!
    Much love,
    Elizabeth Sullivan
    Founder/CEO of EmpowerSurvivors

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Writing Your Way Out Of Trauma- Writing Workshop

        Writing Your Way Out Of Trauma- Writing Workshop

If you are a trauma survivor, chances are you have struggled to find the words to describe the pain, anger, shame, and sadness you feel about what happened to you. You are not alone........
Join authors, Alexis Acker-Halbur, Meg Blaine Corrigan, and other trauma survivors, for an enlightening workshop designed to help you find just the right words to express how you are feeling.
Writing Workshop : Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Christ Lutheran Church - The Fireside Room 11194 36th Street North, Lake Elmo, MN. 55042
Cost : $15.00 includes rolls and coffee and a light lunch (pre-registration required due to limited seating before March 20, 2018)
Contact : Meg Corrigan at
Mail check to: Meg Corrigan, 8655 27th Street North, Lake Elmo, MN 55042, or pay at door ( cash, check, or credit)
This event is being sponsored by EmpowerSurvivors. For more information about this 501c3 charitable nonprofit please visit website at