Do you ever have one of the days where you wish you could simply hit the “UNDO” Button? I do! Don’t get me wrong, I know that the things I have gone through have made me who I am and helped me grow, but sometimes I just wish i could UNDO. Say something stupid? UNDO … More Where’s the UNDO Button for my Life?
Warning: Post contains content and information that may trigger some people. I feel it is important to share in hope that it will help others. Am I being followed, I walk as fast as I can, but I can’t shake him. I want to run, but can’t. X grabs me, turns me around to face … More Where Am I? What is going on? It’s Just a Dream
Warning: Post contains sexual content and information that may trigger some people. I feel it is important to share in hope that it will help others. Many cultures, groups and religions have different beliefs about sex and intimacy before and within marriage. Some don’t discuss it at all. Some believe that sex it is only intended … More Marriage doesn’t equal ownership or automatic consent
We are all at risk of depression, suicide, abuse and eating disorders. I love the resources at girlsinc.org, but boys are equally at risk. Many of which suffer in silence, feel alone, and/or are afraid to share what they are going through. I have suffered from chemical imbalance and depression for years and I was … More I’m at Risk, Are You?
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people, but I feel it is important to share. I was the first one in my family to get a divorce. None of my friends had been through a divorce. I felt alone, scared, insecure, unlovable, and broken. I grew up in a family that didn’t really … More Getting Out of My Abusive Marriage
I am not a counselor, I am on a journey of health and healing from abuse, chemical imbalance and depression. I want to help others find there own journey of health and healing. I love the discovery that happens after a counseling session. I never realized that abuse hurts so deeply because of the love … More LOVE, ACCEPT, FORGIVE, MOVE ON
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be NORMAL; normal weight, normal size, normal student, normal person, normal reader, normal… The list could go on. I dreamed of dating, falling in love, getting married and living “Happily Ever After”, staying home to raise my children and caring for our beautiful home, growing … More WHAT?!? Normal Doesn’t Exist
Post contains view from my spiritual side. This may trigger those who have experienced spiritual/religious abuse. As with each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. We each have our own triggers and my … More Why Me? – My Journey of Discovery
Those who have experience abuse in any form need to reclaim their power. We don’t have to be victims. A victim is defined as a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency: a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty … More No More Victims! We Need Warriors!
Daily around the world the headlines are filled with stories about domestic violence. The victims as well as their abusers are men and women of every age, race, religion and culture. No one is exempt from the effect domestic violence has on society. Way to many victims don’t get help and end up losing their … More Bring Awareness – One Death Is Too Many
Warning: Post contains images of a model depicting injuries caused by physical assault. They triggered anxiety for me, but I feel it is important to share. What do you picture when you think about abuse? For me I picture my X dragging me into our bedroom and raping me. Him yelling and degrading me in … More Abuse – What Do You Picture?
I have lived in fear for as long as I can remember. Fear of reading in front of people, of being made fun of, fear of not fitting in, of not being loved, etc. For the last 16 – 17 years fear of X finding me, finding out I have children, not being able to … More Living through the Fear
With each blog I write, I want to start off by acknowledging that everyone has his or her own journey. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. Even though many people could have been at the same event each person experiences and remembers those events through our own eyes and will recall … More Just Kidding – It Doesn’t Take It Away
Abuse shows up in many forms Emotional, Verbal, Psychological, Sexual, Physical, Neglect, Family Violence and/or Domestic/Spousal Violence. It doesn’t matter what age the abuse took place or who the abuser was it leaves scars. The abuser is usually someone close to the abused and are generally in a position of trust. The abused are left … More Opening a Dialog About Abuse