Domestic abuse isn’t just black eyes and broken bones. There are many ways that men abuse women in order to maintain power and control.… Read More What is Abuse?
“You are stronger than you think you are.” I’ve heard this from a handful of people over the last few years. Usually I hear it at those low points in my life where I’m reaching out to people around me, desperate to find stability or hope. I would base my strength on my internal chaos. … Read More Stronger than you Think
I’ve been working on a coming of age memoir and I’ve had to dig deep into my past to dredge up memories more than a decade old. Memories of my past bring up memories so sweet, I can taste my joy, or memories so dark, I risk being swallowed. In the past few weeks,… Read More How to Get Over the Past
“The children didn’t want to hurt the birds, but wanted to send them flying, simply because they could.”… Read More What the Flock: Lessons from Nature
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt When my daughter and I first moved to the beach, she would cling to me every time we stepped foot on the sand. At first, I would hold her, standing on the… Read More Learning Courage
Everyone has a story. Everyone has the ebbs and flows of ups and downs. Like many people, I’ve had a rock bottom. For those who haven’t, I pray you can discover yourself properly without one. The power of a rock bottom is that you get to start, completely and beautifully, from scratch. A rock bottom… Read More Love Yourself for a Beautiful Life