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

domestic violence · education

The Toll

“Does constantly talking about what happened to you take a toll?” he asked. We had just finished up a lengthy conversation and he had just shared his story with the world. I wanted to laugh and cry simultaneously. Not a humorous laugh, but a nervous one. Not tears of sadness, but of knowing. What a… Continue reading The Toll

domestic violence · growth

A Portal into a World of Uncertainty

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

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