domestic violence · education

The Toll

“Does constantly talking about what happened to you take a toll?” he asked. We had just finished up a lengthy conversation and he had just shared his story with the world. I wanted to laugh and cry simultaneously. Not a humorous laugh, but a nervous one. Not tears of sadness, but of knowing. What a… Continue reading The Toll

domestic violence · mass shootings

What is Happening?

With October only a few days behind us, the news lit up with stories of another mass shooting in America. 26 people died, and 20 more were injured, at the hands of a coward on Sunday morning as they attended church in a small town in Texas. Sadly, our nation mourns once again. But, if… Continue reading What is Happening?

domestic violence · education · Uncategorized

The Bigger Picture

For years, I could not have cared less. I didn’t have the energy. I listened to people go on and on about elections and politics (thank goodness Facebook wasn’t a thing yet…at least not for me), I heard of natural disasters, 9-11 happened, family members passed on, life-long friends got married and had children, and… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

domestic violence · growth

A Portal into a World of Uncertainty

It’s an interesting state of affairs that I’m in at this moment. Frustration is running deep and bitterness is doing its best to bubble up and take over. The last few months have really done a number on my motivation and creativity. I find myself grasping at ideas that I’m sure will make everything better… Continue reading A Portal into a World of Uncertainty

domestic violence · Podcast

Audio Blogging (The Podcast)

Wow! I am absolutely brimming with excitement! Have you ever had something come to fruition, and you don’t really know how, or when, or why it developed, but it did. It’s like the sky has opened up and the sun is shining brightly all around me. New energy is flowing and I’m almost getting too… Continue reading Audio Blogging (The Podcast)

domestic violence · healing

I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

Did you ever feel like you’re flying high and then tumbling down lower than low all within a few days? I call it functioning depression. I’m sure there is a clinical name, but remember that I am not a therapist nor am I working towards becoming one. I simply call it as I see it… Continue reading I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

domestic violence · Mothers Day

When Your Mommy Plans are Derailed

Hey, everyone, it’s Mother’s Day here in the US.  Perhaps you haven’t noticed, or perhaps you have.  It’s kind of hard to miss if you spend any time on social media.  Maybe you are surrounded by your family and friends with your mom by your side, or maybe are one of the many who are… Continue reading When Your Mommy Plans are Derailed