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)
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?
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
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
Almost one year ago to the day I quit my high paying, “prestigious” job with the Government to focus on the development of Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, work on my book, write more, and, basically, live life on my terms. I felt trapped and it was almost as if I had never made… Continue reading Changes
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
“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
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?
Wow! I am absolutely brimming with excitement! Have you ever had something come to fruition, and you don’t really know how, or when, or why it developed, but it did. It’s like the sky has opened up and the sun is shining brightly all around me. New energy is flowing and I’m almost getting too… Continue reading Audio Blogging (The Podcast)
Hey, everyone, it’s Mother’s Day here in the US. Perhaps you haven’t noticed, or perhaps you have. It’s kind of hard to miss if you spend any time on social media. Maybe you are surrounded by your family and friends with your mom by your side, or maybe are one of the many who are… Continue reading When Your Mommy Plans are Derailed