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

growth · healing · Uncategorized

When Fear Destroys Hope

“You’re afraid you are going to fail, so you are not even trying.” These words hold so true. They were said to me out of love and that is all the difference, but that doesn’t mean they don’t burn. The problem, however, is that I don’t know what to do with that. As I work… Continue reading When Fear Destroys Hope

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A’s Story – “When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it!”

When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it!  Steve McQueen When I was asked to write an article on how I coped with domestic violence, my first thought was, ‘I don’t know, I just did’.  My survivor and fighting instincts took over and I just got on with it. In some ways… Continue reading A’s Story – “When I believe in something, I fight like hell for it!”


Survivor Story – A Broken Vase

Life is interesting. It comes with no directions, there are few road signs to help you along your way and we all muddle along the best we can, hoping for the best. There are points along that journey that make us stop and look around wondering just how the hell we got there, and more… Continue reading Survivor Story – A Broken Vase

Letter Series · Uncategorized

A Letter to New Survivors

Dear New Survivor, Yesterday I wrote a letter to my younger self, but today I feel led to write to you.  You are the individuals who recently escaped an abusive relationship.  Some of you have felt the physical blows of your attacker.  Some of you are scarred to the core from the emotional abuse your partner… Continue reading A Letter to New Survivors