growth · healing · Uncategorized

When Fear Destroys Hope

“You’re afraid you are going to fail, so you are not even trying.” These words hold so true. They were said to me out of love and that is all the difference, but that doesn’t mean they don’t burn. The problem, however, is that I don’t know what to do with that. As I work… Continue reading When Fear Destroys Hope

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

abuse · domestic violence

When You Feel for Your Abuser

Abusers are people too, and if you’re an empath you have likely given them thoughts and feelings they don’t necessarily deserve. In the past few weeks, I’ve read a number of posts and had a couple of conversations that revolve around the feelings involved with leaving abusive partners.  I’m not referring to the feelings we… Continue reading When You Feel for Your Abuser

domestic violence · Video

TEDxNSU – Rolling with the Punches: Be the Change That Knocks Out Domestic Violence

Speaking at TEDx was a wonderfully empowering experience.  Being a part of this event taught me a lot about myself, my voice, and reminded me just how far I have come in my healing.  It also showed me how many are open to hearing, listening, and learning.  Your story can heal!  Shine your light and… Continue reading TEDxNSU – Rolling with the Punches: Be the Change That Knocks Out Domestic Violence

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

poetry

Making Memories

  There is a still in the forest. So many sounds to be heard. The croaking of frogs in the distance, Crickets singing their nightly dirge. Water sliding across hidden rocks. Leaves fluttering in the breeze. Your fingers glide across guitar strings, Creating a sound to be absorbed by this sacred ground. A hidden treasure… Continue reading Making Memories

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?