Author: Jeff Nagle

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles Swindoll

Jeff Nagle

I grew up alongside the banks of the Miramichi River in a tiny village called Loggieville, Canada. There, I spent my early days exploring every nook and cranny of that tiny village. To me, my childhood didn’t seem all that different than any other. Yet, on the outside of my home, I never felt like I belonged to my community. I was extremely shy and introverted as I was guarding an awful secret.

I needed to share a secret

When I was about 10 years old, I was sexually abused by my father. Not knowing what was happening to me at the time, I suppressed the memories deep inside. Over the years I still remained close to my father as I had felt that I loved him very much. But it wasn’t until I had my son that I realized that I could go no longer with my secret. In my best effort to protect my son from the monsters of the world, I exposed my secret to the world and outed my father who was the abuser.

After my revelation, I eventually found trust in people again and that trust allowed me to grow into who I am today.

Picture of Jeff Nagle in the woods.
Photo Credit: Jesse Van Dubberke

This blog started out as a challenge to myself to write 50 articles during one calendar year (2015), what I didn’t expect was that it would lead me to change careers from a software developer to being a fulltime blogger! Every post is an experience that I have felt, lived, shared. I no longer have any secrets, anger or sadness. I am finally growing up, and I am thankful to be able to share my stories with you.

Sharing these posts of my story lead me to find the courage to do a TEDx talk in 2016 about my abuse and in 2017 I released my first book, “The Roaming Mind – One Man’s Journal of Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse”.

Click the image below to purchase a copy from Amazon.


Thank you for following my journey to self-discovery.

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