Poetry is written and owned by Warrior. For permission to use email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to use) Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. If you need immediate assistance call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. For a … More To the Broken
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I pushed my one limits on this one. Utah has a 23% higher Domestic Murder rate than the United States Average. Which leads me to believe that there is also a higher Domestic Violence rate as well. … More Against Better Judgement
Anxiety, Depression, and our own internal dialog often paint the way we see ourselves. We compare our worst against others best. We define ourselves by our perspective of celebrities, airbrushed models, and the lives we see on social media. I am grateful for the following perspective: Life is about learning and growth. We learn … More I AM ENOUGH Because I AM LIVE!
I am discovering that the root of most of my feelings of sadness and fear come from not loving my self. I grew up hating my body, hating my mind, and feeling less than everyone around me. I was bigger then my older sister and bullied because of my size, so I believed there must … More Loving Self
I love November and focusing on what I am grateful for. I never thought I would say this since being grateful when in an anxious or depress state is not always easy. I am grateful for my trails. As I have overcome my trails I have gained strength, healing, knowledge, and gratitude. I am grateful … More Beyond Grateful!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it has been 3 years since I wrote my first blog for Beyond Abuse Essential Healing “Opening a Dialog About Abuse“. I have learned a lot about myself as I have opened up about my life. I am continually growing and discovering. The last several months have been difficult … More Everything that kills me makes me feel alive!
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. It was a beautiful morning. I driving home after going to run club at school with Gameface and it hits me. The song on … More Surrounded by Triggers
Domestic Violence is different for each person who experiences it. It can be emotional/verbal, physical, sexual, or all of the above. Those who have experienced Domestic Violence can be triggered by actions, words, sounds, and smells. My X-Husband started be belittling and controlling me. Other than work, I could not go anywhere without him. He … More Domestic Violence Healing
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. As I am standing in the shower, I feel someone behind me then he touches me. My heart is racing. I can’t breath. I … More I…Can’t…Breath – Self-Care Needed
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people. It is difficult for the victims of Domestic Violence to get out and stay out of an abusive relationship. Fear being injured or killed keeps many people in the abusive relationship, and their concerns are legitimate. My X threatened to kill me if anyone found out … More Getting Out Getting Help
Over 20 years ago as my X started belittling me and yelling at me on a regular basis I did not realize what was happening. The abuse didn’t happen over night. There were gradual changes in his behavior. He slowing began controlling everything and blaming the outcome on me. I began to believe I was … More Domestic Violence – Intimate Partner Violence – Raising Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but those who have lived through are aware of it 24/7/365. The awareness can manifest in many different ways such as emotional and physical scars, fear, insecurity, and even financially. Some have to leave everything behind, yes everything, physical possessions, friends, and family to get safe. I am grateful … More Domestic Violence Awareness
It is amazing how something can trigger me and send me into a cycle of nightmares. Recently I had a phone call that has trigger a cycle of nightmares. The person said, “We are looking for #%@! *#&%*# can you get a message to him.” Just hearing his name made my heart begin to race. … More Triggers and Nightmares
One of our followers sent me information about an amazing new app from Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife. The app is disguised as a typical news app, with stories from the day powered by Yahoo! News, but the “Help” section is a hidden guide to resources for domestic violence. When you use the “Go” feature, … More New App Can Save Domestic Violence Victims
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