This may come as a shock to some of you, but I’ve always been one of those people who feels our society is a little too offended. We are offended if someone doesn’t hire us, if they don’t like us, if they say something that hurts our feelings or makes us feel guilty, if they… Continue reading Words
“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
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
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
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
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
“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?
The PSA played on screen front and center. Teen dating abuse is real, it doesn’t get better. Laughter arose from the corner, and then from the back. What is so funny? What skill can you possibly lack. The girl on the screen cried over sexting gone wrong. The girls in the audience laughed loud and… Continue reading Is it Funny?
Dear Teen, Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? I know, it sounds so depressing and I realize statistics are not the most interesting thing. But, bare with me a moment if you will. You are at that age where you are finding yourself. You are hanging with friends, living life… Continue reading A Letter to Teens
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