Respecting the Opinions of Others

We all have varying opinions from one another, and right now those differences are feeling amplified way beyond what connects us. There’s a tendency to unfriend others who don’t lean to our way of thinking, who don’t speak out enough, or who speak out to often. It’s a no win situation for all of us.Here’s […]

Keeping Our Kids Safe During Remote Learning

Over the last few weeks we have all received a crash course in remote learning, even though we weren’t fully prepared to keep our kids safe during this time. As school comes to an end, and the summer kicks into full gear, there may be a temptation to continue to allow the long hours of […]

Practice Kindness, Always

“First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly Do you want the world to be a kinder gentler place? If so, it starts with you. It’s easy […]

The Importance of Humor in Our Lives

Have you ever paid attention to how laughing affects your whole body? I don’t mean the snorts and snot and the aching cheeks, though those are pretty spectacular as well. What I’d like to take notice of during the next several seconds is how it affects your physical, mental, and spiritual peace.  Physical Benefits of […]

Heading into the New Year with Healing Optimism

No matter what 2019 looked like can we take a moment to acknowledge the pure success that you are here today. Take a deep breath, sit still, and focus on the moment. Find healing in it. This, friend, is a victory. There is joy in this space. In the middle of the journey there is […]

Speaking Up In A Man’s World

We live in a man’s world, but women, we are finding our voice. It’s been a slow climb but one that picked up momentum with #MeToo and #ChurchToo. For once it doesn’t appear as though it will fizzle out. Men are starting to listen. The good men anyway. I learned early on that this world was not […]

Drug Addiction and Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction are life-long battles. To live a healthy life and find victory over your addiction it requires a strong support network and lifestyle changes. A well-stocked tool kit is essential for when memories pop up, no matter how long you’ve been clean, in order to avoid the temptation. Make sure to have […]

Importance of Sleep for Kids and Adults

Everyone knows that sleep is part of our daily lives. But not a lot of people are focused on the importance of sleep and the challenges that can occur when we are not consistently getting the proper amounts.  This article will shed some like on this topic and give parents something to think about.“Now, blessings […]

Suicide Warning Signs and Aftermath

Suicide never affects only one person. It has a ripple effect on all who love, care for and know the one who lost their fight. One of the biggest impacts it leaves is the questions. It never brings closure. Those left behind wonder what they could have done differently or if something they said or […]

The Journey Within

Following abuse self-identity is fractured. Stigma, shame and fear can overpower the drive to seek the help needed to heal from the past. In order to gain understanding of self and become resilient the journey within must be a time of reflection, allowance for hard question, a dedication to positive self-talk, and prayer. Resilience for […]

Can We Prevent Abuse From Happening?

April is the National Child Abuse Prevention Month and also Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month. It is important during this time to raise public awareness and encourage others to speak up when they suspect a loved one, a neighbor, a child, or anyone else is in danger. The bigger question is can we prevent abuse […]

5 Ways Kids Can Avoid Social Media Dangers

Social media is a great way to stay informed, connected, and entertained. As parents we know that it is both a blessing and a responsibility. This platform can easily turn from a tool that exposes our children to creativity and opportunity to one full of physical, mental, and emotional dangers. This post isn’t to encourage […]

PTSD and Sexual Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stereotype our culture often projects onto soldiers and veterans. But like all stereotypes it falls short. PTSD does not belong to one group of people and it is far more complex than often portrayed by the media. PTSD is caused from being exposed to trauma. This can include, but […]

One of the #MeToo Pioneers

#Metoo wasn’t an overnight movement, it was a gradual climb. In 2006, Tarana Burke first coined the phrase “Me Too” noting the power that was found in those two simple words. As someone who had experienced sexual assault Tarana was looking for a way to give women and girls of color who had survived sexual […]

Unconditional Love Conquers All

Unconditional love helped me go through many years of abuse, domestic violence – God’s unconditional love, unconditional love of my friends, and gradually I learned to love myself with God’s help. That is why I want to profess unconditional love – give it, embrace it. That is a great solution for many problems. Unconditional love […]

How Depression Affects the Family

Depression is something that not only affects the person struggling with it, but it can have a tremendous impact on their loved ones. Depression affects the family, friends and co-workers. And I speak from experience as I suffered for many years with this disorder. Depression or major depressive disorder is more common than you might think, […]

Unconditional Love Inspired 'Love is the Answer, God is the Cure'

I started writing my book with the desire to help others. I survived after many years of abuse, custody battles, poverty, addiction, and despair. I want my story and experience to be an example of unconditional love. I am starting this blog as a part of healing. I am in a better place now. Unconditional […]

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