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There is Hope

By Paul Hogan My last blog entry focused on childhood trauma and its aftereffects causing lifelong harm if not dealt with and if it remains untreated. Did you take the ACE test? If so what was your score?  I ask this as an open question, not for you to call and give me your numerical […]

What’s Your ACE Score?

From: There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE Study. Five are personal — physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect. Five are related to other family members: a parent who’s an alcoholic, a mother who’s a victim of domestic violence, a family member in jail, a […]

Prayers, Hope, Change

By Paul Hogan Spring has now come and gone. My prayers go out to all the families missing their loved ones due to gun violence.  Columbine High School; Sandy Hook Elementary School; Las Vegas, Nevada; Parkland High School in Florida to name a few. These massacres are horrific as are the 95-gun violence deaths daily […]

All You Need Is Love

By Paul Hogan On February 14 every year we celebrate a day dedicated to love – Valentine’s Day. Of course, we all recognize the concept that if you want to be loved, first you must give love. You know, the pay it forward concept. My older sister Margie passed away in January of 2018. I’m […]

It’s a Miracle

By Paul Hogan I walked into the extended stay motel, it’s early December, it’s cold and it’s dark. There are a lot of service/industrial type trucks of all sizes in the parking lot with mainly men in work clothes coming in and out at the end of a workday. I enter a standard sized, motel […]