Guest Author · Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence – Amanda’s Story

Hi I’m Amanda and I’m a domestic violence survivor. I experienced domestic violence when I was teen. And this is my story. I was young and in love, or what I thought was love. We had started out as friends. And he was a great friend to me. We chatted online all the time talking… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence – Amanda’s Story

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Story of the Freelancer

I have started this piece many, many times over the years. On past blogs, and in delayed book ideas. I’ve started it on this blog three times over the past few weeks. And, I have finally come to a sad realization. I love telling stories. I like portraying an emotion so that others can feel… Continue reading Story of the Freelancer

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How Domestic Violence Impacts the Workplace – By Amanda Ray

Domestic violence is a whole pattern of behaviour. There are a whole lot of ways that it impacts the workplace, starting with absenteeism and lost productivity. – Laurie Fogelman How domestic violence impacts the workplace – Stalkers and ex partners, often follow the victim to the workplace in order to harass or intimidate them. Legal… Continue reading How Domestic Violence Impacts the Workplace – By Amanda Ray

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Happiness – By Amanda Ray

Don’t take happiness for granted… but what is happiness?  It’s different for everyone; some people are happy being unhappy, others are happy to just sit on the beach overlooking the ocean.  *Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and… Continue reading Happiness – By Amanda Ray