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5 Reasons to Care about Domestic Violence

What’s domestic violence, anyway?! It’s a pattern of coercive behaviors designed to dominate an intimte partner or family member (the use of power and control) It’s physical, pychological, emotional, financial, spiritual, cyber / online, etc. It’s abuse between family members, significant others, roommates, etc. It can look like bullying, name calling, threats, intimidation, hurtful jokes, […]

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Why Choose Hope and Healing?

Why even try to heal from trauma and abuse? I get it. It’s hard work and it takes a lot of time. It takes being completely committed to self and personal well-being. It requires one to be okay with being uncomfortable, sometimes unsure, and perhaps the bad guy to your abuser(s). I want hope and […]

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Living in Recovery

I’m a survivor of domestic violence. I have experienced extreme emotional abuse and I have a lot of scars. Sometimes, the scars, flashbacks, and emotions are more than I know how to handle. I’m still discovering my triggers and ways to strengthen my emotional and mental well-being. But HOW? Honesty. I refuse to be dishonest […]

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After Abuse…

Trauma changes people. Trauma changed me. Emotional abuse in my childhood sent me spiraling into a deep depression and I became suicidal. Later on, an abusive relationship in my adulthood shattered my heart and broke my spirit. I lost myself and I became disconnected from passion and purpose. My mind was fractured and I became […]

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The Aging Challenge

  Across social media (it started on Facebook) there has been a challenge. The #HowHardDidAgingHitYou challenge. It’s been fun to look at the differences in people between the last 10 or 12 years. I participated and had fun. Then, it hit me. WOW I had so much more than years between my pictures. (2007 vs […]

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