100 The Invisible Child With Kelly Hines

Kelly Walk has been a psychiatric nurse specializing in child and adolescent mental health for over twenty years. She wrote a locally distributed child & adolescent handbook in 1993. Facing a turbulent childhood, she made it her life mission to speak for those who have lost threir voices. Through her advocacy for the awareness of spouse and child abuse, many have been changed and even saved by her intervention. She lives in New Jersey with her two adult children. She is the author of the book: memoirs of an invisible child.

In this podcast, Omar invites a guest, Kelly Hines, author of the book Memoires of an Invisible Child, to speak of her incredibly abusive childhood of domestic violence, disappointment, sadness, and loss. She shares, in her own authentic voice, her journey through this challenging upbringing, her successes in overcoming the abuses that she suffered, and how she has transformed impossible odds into health and healing for herself and others. Kelly Hines is an advocate, a voice for the voiceless Invisible Child. As she so succinctly puts it, “Stories matter.” 


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Co-Creation Co-Creation is to befriend Life and work with It toward your highest goals.

Self-Realization is to know that you and Life are One, not two. Imagine the peace!



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Some people are hesitant to listen to painful stories because they are afraid that they will recreate that pain in their lives. Listening to the pain of others triggers our own suffering that we have experienced and are often not willing to face. Omar states that your inner guidance will tell you when to do it and when not to do it depending on where you are in your life. Running away from pain does not solve anything. He often quotes his mentor, Beryl Thompson, in saying, “You have to go get it where you last left it.” Facing pain brings freedom. If not addressed, that pain left unchecked will continue to create impediments which keep you from experiencing a life of joy and freedom. As you listen to this moving podcast, it is revealing to note which parts of it trigger deep feelings within you so that you can be aware of pockets of healing that await your own attention for your own healing. 


Kelly Hines, the guest in this podcast, a nurse, the loving mother of 2 wonderful children, and author of the book, Memoires of an Invisible Child, wrote her book with a purpose in mind. She wanted to be and has succeeded in becoming an advocate for those who experience domestic abuse, but even more importantly, she has become the voice for the voiceless, Invisible Child. She does this authentically and powerfully since she was once, as a very young child, in this very same frightening situation. Her story is terrifying, heartbreaking, and sad. To have endured a devastating childhood that was as chaotic, filled with anxiety, abandonment, and living in a state of ‘fight or flight’ for most of her youth, is a testament to the faith, prayer, hope, and perseverance that enabled her to survive - Not just to survive, but to thrive. She is truly a Warrior. 


The main points that Kelly wants to express are as follow: 

1. People who have mental health issues need treatment.

2. We need to have an awareness of domestic abuse.

3. Domestic abuse is not gender based. It is ‘people against people’.  

4. Look for the kids who are quiet. Kids that need help are often silent. 

5. Abusers are manipulative, they have a pattern of luring, presenting one side of their personality and then switching to their true behavior. They know how to pick out people who are needy. 

6. Victims are drawn to their abusers through neediness of some form or another. 


Listening to stories like that of Kelly Hines in this podcast give us an awareness of the suffering of others, an awareness of the issues of domestic abuse, a testament to the courage of those who go through circumstances such as hers, and an appreciation for the fact that there is hope and healing on the other side for a happy future. Her encouraging words for those entrapped in the world of domestic abuse are as follow:


“Have Faith. Do not give up. You will get through the darkness. There is hope for a happy future. Allow yourself to be sad. Allow yourself to grieve. You are never too damaged to live a happy life. 

Seek help. Never give up. You will feel free and Light.”