My name is Sara. Wishing tree originated as a place I imagined (and painted) along the path of my healing journey from childhood sexual abuse. It is a place I dream of. A place of quiet peaceful reflection. A place where purpose and understanding shine like a kaleidoscope, filling my soul with an array of healing clarity. My wishing tree is a place of hope when the world around me feels dark and foreboding.

I am an adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse. I lived in shameful silence for over twenty years before being able to speak about my experiences. The impact of my abuse had become intertwined into every fiber of my being, impacting the way I relate to myself and others. My healing has become an ongoing journey of slowly untangling and unraveling the impacts of my abuse and creating new healthier ways of connection.

As a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend I feel constantly driven to improve the quality and depth of my relationships and to emerge from my past experiences with a greater sense of hope for the future. I invite you to join me as I venture into a new realm of my healing journey where my personal reflections become an opportunity for shared understanding and connection.