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

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The Rules

It wasn’t long before I quit my job that people started to comment on my demeanor.  “She’s gone full hippy, hasn’t she?” one co-worker said to another with a chuckle.  “Good for her, she’s following her dreams.  I wish I could just leave,” said another. I’m reminded of this as I struggle to wrap my… Continue reading The Rules

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Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

I’ve seen the blog posts, the angry mothers, and the social media rants. Perhaps you have too. But when I actually looked into why parents were disgruntled over the new Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, I was a bit dumbfounded. As you know, I’m not an expert on the issue, but I am an educator… Continue reading Why You Need to Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

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Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 1

I have literally started this post several times over, but am determined to get my thoughts out in a clear and concise way.  This week, I have read a number of posts written by those struggling with, let’s call them, negative feelings.  As I read about each of your battles, I am reminded of the… Continue reading Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 1