Music That Moves

Just the beginning of some favorites that can help move me to emotion when I’m feeling stuck, mute or frozen. Please send your favorites in to me at

Sweet Honey and the Rock

These are my “Hang on” songs.

Wade in the Water


Bonnie Raitt

This is one which rocks attitude and knowing what you need and how you want to be loved.

Love Me Like a Man 

Phil Collins

Anger made artistic.

I Don’t Care Anymore

John Lennon

Anthem for adults abused as children.


I don’t advocate violence but this song was easy to understand and broke silence.

Janie’s Got a Gun

Lori McKenna

Resignation and letting go of all kinds of love.

Sweet Disposition

That’s How You Know


Lucinda Williams

Understanding. Anger. Loving beyond good sense because the heart has a time table that doesn’t much care about the brain.

Sweet Side


Are You Alright

Suzanne Vega

Songwriter’s Circle

Janis Ian

Truth-telling to song.

Breaking Silence

His Hands 

You Matter Mantras

  • Trauma sucks. You don't.
  • Write to express not to impress.
  • It's not trauma informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors.
  • Breathing isn't optional.

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