HEALING Ideas

Some of the articles already on this website might be helpful for healing. Here are some quick links: The Art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing Understanding how the Brain Responds in Trauma: Neurons Firing and Wiring Transforming Anger In my doctorate research I organized healing tools into four categories. These four divisions were: Art…

Gift Certificate for your Pastor or Faith Leader

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a pastor or church leader this holiday season? Why not give them access to expert help regarding domestic violence and sexual assault? It’s a gift that can help all year long.   HERE IS WHAT THEY GET: Expert guidance when a situation involving domestic violence and/or sexual…

Introducing Pastor Sponsorship

Hello friends. Many of you expressed appreciation and support for my calling to be an advisor and counselor for pastors and faith leaders dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault. I’ve been doing this job for a long time and without any pay. I love the hugs and grateful “thank you’s” but if I am…

Patreon Explained in a Poster

Hello friends! Hopefully this poster makes the new Patreon launch really simple and helpful. I think the hardest things for folks to understand is the amount of resources that are available with each level. For example, if you sign up for the $25 donation amount, you get the $15, $10, and $5 rewards too. There…

New From Dr. Sim!

Big and exciting news! I am launching a new adventure. What is it, you say? I am making my designs, resources, and research available for you. If you want to find ways to expand your reach, explore original ideas, and creatively help yourself and others on the healing journey, I encourage you check this out!…

Feminism and Religion: Embodying Gaia

I have a new article out today on Feminism and Religion. This one is about ecological healing for the earth while imagining the divine as a mothering, compassionate, feminine deity. I bring out some of the wonderful work of Rosemary Radford Ruether in “Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing” (New York: Harper…

Let’s Talk Consent

What does it mean when a person experiences an assault? Can rape happen in committed relationships? These are tough questions but I will attempt to answer them in this post as a preview of what you will see in my upcoming book.   I define sexual assault and consent in these ways: Sexual assault: Any…

Annesley Article: Survivors Know Best

Today my article for Annesley Writers went live. This month they are focusing on gender-based violence, including domestic violence.  They asked me to write this piece and I was thrilled to be a part of this project. Here’s a teaser. It was a chilly spring afternoon when I got a call from an unknown number….

What is Wrong with Conditions?

According to an article published by Slate this week, the prosecuting attorney in Honolulu created stipulations for victims of violence to receive services in the local shelter.  As of today, July 15, 2017, the article is available for review here. In this piece it states the following conditions must be met if a person desires…

Wonder Woman: A Divine Feminine Myth for our Time

Fair warning, this article will have spoilers—so watch the movie first! Then come back and join the conversation. This article examines aspects of the “truth behind the fiction” notion in Wonder Woman by highlighting the ways this entertaining adventure reveals the truth about the divine feminine spark women embody and cultivate in the world. See…

Eric Drooker’s “Crucifixion”

I appreciate you, my readers, so much! And I hope you’ll give this new, radical and edgy piece a chance. This article is an interpretation of an image by Eric Drooker: Artist (who has over 30 covers for The New Yorker). In this piece I examine and interpret how this art challenges the patriarchal nature…