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

2020 · Intentions

Setting Intentions

I sit down to write on the heels of messages from two very different individuals.  These two have nothing in common as to where they live, their profession, their personality, or their family life.  They are about as opposite each other as one can get. Yet, their messages mirrored one another in every possible way. … Continue reading Setting Intentions

abuse · domestic violence · growth · happiness · healing · Uncategorized

Finding Love in 2020

And just like that, a new decade is upon us. It’s been a long while since I’ve had time to just stop and think. Well, since I have made time to think. Busyness consumes us. I personally believe that there are very few who are immune in today’s society. We go from morning until night… Continue reading Finding Love in 2020

Coming Together · growth · healing

A Blank Page

It’s been a long time since I have written, and even longer since I’ve felt inspired to write. This saddens me a bit, as it was my lifeline and an integral part of my life for a long time. It also excites me, though! Feeling inspired to come back to something you once loved shows… Continue reading A Blank Page

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

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

growth

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?