14 Ways to Love Valentine’s Day No Matter Your Relationship Status

Valentine’s Day stirs a myriad of emotions in all of us. Excitement, joy, relaxation, frustration, anger, annoyance. It’s interesting to me that so many of us allow a date on the calendar to invoke negative responses. What can we do to find joy in a day we otherwise wouldn’t? Check out my tips below andContinue reading “14 Ways to Love Valentine’s Day No Matter Your Relationship Status”

4 Responses to Fear and How to Overcome Triggers

“I’m not going to smile.” I teased. He just tried even harder. “I like it when you smile.” “Why?” “Cause you’re beautiful when you smile.” It had become a game now and I was choosing to be stubborn and not give in to letting him see me smile. It was not easy. “I’m still prettyContinue reading “4 Responses to Fear and How to Overcome Triggers”

Why not?

People Who Experience Abuse 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults. Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by herContinue reading “Why not?”

What now?

It’s been seven and a half years. Seven and a half years since I walked into a women’s shelter. Seven and a half years since I began the divorce process. Seven and a half years since my life changed forever and seven and a half years since I last experienced the abuse that once was soContinue reading “What now?”

Twice the Work Part 2

“You do have strep throat, I can put you on an prescription or give you a shot?” I knew an antibiotic prescription would take a while to get in my system and do it’s job”How soon does the shot start working?” “Right away.” I was exhausted I sat in the stale white exam room weighing myContinue reading “Twice the Work Part 2”