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

Letter Series

A Letter to Young Men

Dear Young Men, This past week, I heard these words from a young man on the cusp of entering adulthood, “Isn’t the woman’s job to cook and clean?” I had to wonder if I had heard him correctly. Would a young man, born and raised in the last twenty years, actually believe that statement to… Continue reading A Letter to Young Men

growth · healing

Self-Sabotage

“Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goals.” Psychology Today Self-sabotaging behavior is not only problematic, it also seems to be widespread. In my line of work, I see it often. As I mentor who works with women and teens who have been abused, or have experienced some… Continue reading Self-Sabotage

Coming Together · growth

Raising My Communication IQ

I’ve been writing a lot! Ironically, it has not all been associated with this blog. Sorry about that. But, the writing: I’m writing to share other’s stories, writing to organize my thoughts, writing to parents of the children I tutor, writing podcast episodes…writing, writing, writing. And in all of that writing, I find that my… Continue reading Raising My Communication IQ

growth

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I recently interviewed for a position as a teacher at a nonprofit. This nonprofit has been around for about 20 years and was built through the hard work and resilience of its founder. For years she struggled to just get by financially as she structured an organization whose cause was dear to her. She took… Continue reading What do you want to be when you grow up?