Walt Disney World, the happiest place on earth! Oh, I love Disney, probably a bit much for a woman of 40. But there was a time, for me, when it was not the happiest place at all. My memories clouded the happiness of Disney and it became a reminder of all the good I clung… Continue reading Recreating 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
Yesterday was a huge day for me. Yesterday I stood on a stage in front of over 200 adults and shared my story. Yesterday I was one of eight speakers at TEDxNSU. This was, by far, the biggest public speaking event I have ever done. As a teacher and the educator at Forget Me Not… Continue reading The Power of Sharing
“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?
I’ve shared a lot about heartache and pain throughout my posts. I want others to know that I understand where they have been. It is my belief that it is only by experiencing the pain that abuse creates, personally feeling the hole that it leaves in your life, and being able to say”yes, I know,… Continue reading Dolphins at Sunset
Dear Me, It’s been thirty years since I last wrote to you. The year is 2046, and we will turn 70 this year. I remember the turmoil in your mind as if it were yesterday. Our gut instinct was to walk into work and declare that we were never coming back. We felt owned and… Continue reading A Letter From My Future Self