In the News · mass shootings · Showing Kindness

The Rules

It wasn’t long before I quit my job that people started to comment on my demeanor.  “She’s gone full hippy, hasn’t she?” one co-worker said to another with a chuckle.  “Good for her, she’s following her dreams.  I wish I could just leave,” said another. I’m reminded of this as I struggle to wrap my… Continue reading The Rules

Podcast

Episode 12 – Grace (Child Abuse and Incest…Now a Victor)

Grace’s story is heartbreaking, but she will not be left a victim. After years of abuse at the hands of her father, Grace struggled with homelessness, self-worth, and forgiveness before she was empowered to be the woman she was meant to be. She is an inspiration to so many with her cheerfulness and positive outlook.… Continue reading Episode 12 – Grace (Child Abuse and Incest…Now a Victor)

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

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