True Ghost Stories | Ravenswood | Lydia Atley

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“What are these,
So wither’d, and so wild in their attire;
That look not like the inhabitants o’ th’ earth,
And yet are on ’t?”

- William Shakespeare, Macbeth

In 1850, Lydia Atley disappeared from Ringstead, Northamptonshire, a village in England. Witnesses heard the young woman arguing with the married…

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“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

My dear “Hope, Healing and Humour” Community (and anyone else who happens to stop by to say hello!)

I hope all is splendiferous in your world?

It’s about time I gathered all…

True Ghost Stories | Ravenswood | Lydia Atley

ghost at window, woman doesn’t see it
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“Mediumship is not a dog and pony show aimed at applause or viewer ratings. It is a spiritual endeavor that seeks to validate, console, heal and uplift. It’s a blessing from beyond…like a phone call from God.”

Anthon St. Maarten

My birthday arrived that year under a cloak of…

Inspiration | Dreams and Goals

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It’s three months today, Dec. 3, since I joined Medium at the urging of my dear friend, Sandy Peckinpah. (Yay!! Thanks so much again, Sandy!) She’s an exceptional writer here and has been since about 2016.

BTW — Check out her inspiring, emotional, and thought-provoking work; you will be so…

Childhood Trauma | Relationships

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“The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self.”
Nathaniel Branden, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

If you suffered abuse or experienced trauma in childhood, this can impact the way you perceive and navigate adult…

True Ghost Stories | Ravenswood | Lydia Atley

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Photo courtesy of Jan Mallander from Pixabay

“I like to say I believe in ghosts so I don’t get haunted by one.”

- Ella Henderson

Having communicated with spirits since I was a child, I was used to being contacted by someone on the Other Side but never like this.

On the third day after moving into…

And No One Stopped Them | Part 21

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“Absolutely no way in hell you’re going to be engaged! She’s 15 years old!” my father shouted, slamming his fist down on the arm of his chair.

“I’ll be 16 in 23 days,” I interjected. Nothing like being a kid to make every year count like a decade. Like when…

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