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

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

It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

Somy Ali is a survivor, Bollywood actress, film producer, and founder of No More Tears, a nonprofit that works to free victims from domestic violence and human trafficking. Her personal story will captivate you, and her work with victims will inspire you. Somy’s interview spans the years and is a phenomenal story of how a… Continue reading It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are – An Interview with Actress and Nonprofit Leader Somy Ali

Showing Kindness

A New Approach for 2018 – Kindness

A belated Happy New Year to you all.  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a fresh start.  2017 was a difficult year for me and, from what I can tell, for a lot of people.  But we are in a new year, and I want to issue a challenge. Let’s be kind… Continue reading A New Approach for 2018 – Kindness

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?

abuse · sexual assault

#MeToo is Not About You

Read the campaign. #Metoo is not about domestic violence, child abuse, bullying, or violence against men. #Metoo is a campaign that is meant to raise awareness about sexual assault and harassment against women. It is in place to show just how many individual women have been subjected to inappropriate behavior at the hands of men,… Continue reading #MeToo is Not About You