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

poetry · Uncategorized

Follow Me

  Follow me to the shore, where the waters edge shows hurt the door. Where stars twinkle in the pale moonlight, and sandy dunes shadow the rocky sight. Follow me and show me your heart, love eternal is not just a thought. Breezes skitter creating seaweed squalls. Tiny turtles break free of the sand walls.… Continue reading Follow Me

Podcast

Episode 12 – Grace (Child Abuse and Incest…Now a Victor)

Grace’s story is heartbreaking, but she will not be left a victim. After years of abuse at the hands of her father, Grace struggled with homelessness, self-worth, and forgiveness before she was empowered to be the woman she was meant to be. She is an inspiration to so many with her cheerfulness and positive outlook.… Continue reading Episode 12 – Grace (Child Abuse and Incest…Now a Victor)

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

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

Letter Series · Uncategorized

A Letter From My Future Self

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