education

Lessons I’ve Learned In the Past Year

It has been almost one year since I left a stable, high paying job working for the Federal Government, took the savings I had, and started Forget Me Not Advocacy Group. For almost six months prior to this event, I worked hard to get the paperwork in order, obtain our 501(c)3 status, establish a Board, and… Continue reading Lessons I’ve Learned In the Past Year

domestic violence · healing

I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

Did you ever feel like you’re flying high and then tumbling down lower than low all within a few days? I call it functioning depression. I’m sure there is a clinical name, but remember that I am not a therapist nor am I working towards becoming one. I simply call it as I see it… Continue reading I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

domestic violence · healing

Breathe out love

Breathe in peace. Breathe out love. A simple mantra, but one that has calmed me when anxiety sets in, when energies out of my control decent on me, and when sleep is disrupted by thoughts only my subconscious mind can begin to understand. Mostly, I have no comprehension of where these negative feelings come from,… Continue reading Breathe out love

domestic violence · happiness

What if?

“What does your organization do?” the lady inquired as she picked up our flyer. “Domestic violence prevention.  We focus on…” “Oh, do you know where that shelter went?  Are you them?  I thought they were gone,” she stated while still reading the flyer. “No, we do not provide shelter.  We are focused on stopping domestic… Continue reading What if?

abuse

Bullies vs. Abusers

A bully is defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a blustering, browbeating person; especially : one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable.” What does bullying have to do with domestic violence? Well, the way I see it, domestic violence is a form of bullying.… Continue reading Bullies vs. Abusers

domestic violence · Re-Blogged

A Shared Story

I want to share a post from my friend, and fellow author, Caroline Abbott, in which she has shared my story with her readers.  Some it you may have heard before and some of it may be new.  All in all, it covers how I have transitioned from a victim to survivor, and how Forget Me Not… Continue reading A Shared Story

growth

Holiday Disenchantment

Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is only a day away. December has always been a bitter-sweet month for me. Actually, the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. I don’t fully understand why this is, but I have some theories. December was always that time of year when I was ultimately forced… Continue reading Holiday Disenchantment

domestic violence

Figures in the Night

I pedalled slowly down the boardwalk, taking in the ocean views, the smell of salty air, and the newly lit Christmas lights twinkling up the tall palm trees. And then I saw them, sitting entwined in each other’s arms on a lone picnic table nestled in the seagrass and dunes. The feeling that bubbled up… Continue reading Figures in the Night