2020 · abuse · domestic violence · education · growth · healing · Intentions · poetry · sexual assault · Showing Kindness · survivor story · Teen Dating Violence

Fly Away

Pick up your pen and write with me Of powers misunderstood. The willingness inside of you To focus on the good. Fly away, sweet chickadee Away from dark despair. Your beauty lies inside of you Not for sale or fair. Robust your mind Through space and time, No label you shall bare. Unique and true… Continue reading Fly Away

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Follow Me

  Follow me to the shore, where the waters edge shows hurt the door. Where stars twinkle in the pale moonlight, and sandy dunes shadow the rocky sight. Follow me and show me your heart, love eternal is not just a thought. Breezes skitter creating seaweed squalls. Tiny turtles break free of the sand walls.… Continue reading Follow Me

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

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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?

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Finding Balance

Dancers moved in bare feet around the fire, pulling their energy from the hypnotic drumming of the circle.  Like minded individuals who gain strength and centering, through nature, gathered to drum, dance, spin, and regroup in this quiet wooded spot on the west coast of Florida.   This is where I am grounded.  This is where… Continue reading Finding Balance

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This is not the end of me, this is the beginning

If you have read my story, you know that I have been on a journey for the past several years.   This journey took me far away from the person I was. So far away, in fact, that I didn’t recognize the person in the mirror.  She looked the same on the outside, but if I… Continue reading This is not the end of me, this is the beginning

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Reliving the past

Your past is just a story.  Once you realize this, it has no power over you. Much of this journey has required looking back on and, at points, reliving experiences in my life that were, perhaps, best left forgotten.  I won’t lie, this has been very difficult at times.  Overall, however, it has been a… Continue reading Reliving the past