Halloween Trick Or Treat Clue Hunt
Oct22

Halloween Trick Or Treat Clue Hunt

The Covid Quarantine has changed everything. If your kids are like mine, than trick or treating has suddenly become not so exciting… I don’t want this fun tradition to disappear though, as many of us parents don’t. It just needs to look a little different this year! Instead of trick or treating, I printed out a fun neighborhood scavenger hunt, took out a $20 bill and gave them 45 minutes to complete it. I found the scavenger hunt by...

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5 Things You Should Never Say To A Domestic Violence Victim
Oct19

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Domestic Violence Victim

And 10 Things You Should Say To A Survivor Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men – we know it is a major problem in our society here in the USA. It is devastating, it is hurting our children and yet so many people are hesitant to talk about it. The common perception has been that what goes on behind closed doors is their business. When it looks messy, many want to help but have no idea what to say and become...

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The Truth About Battered Women’s Syndrome – Part 2
Oct15

The Truth About Battered Women’s Syndrome – Part 2

Battered Women’s Syndrome is a very real trauma that many women suffer with. As you read in part 1, we are conditioned from years of a repeated 3 phase cycle of abuse that leaves us spinning, wondering what is real. Given that every 9 seconds a woman is beaten in the USA, it makes sense that Battered Women’s Syndrome (BWS) is a problem within our society and something we need to be talking about. So let’s keep the conversation going!...

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The Truth About Battered Women’s Syndrome – Part 1
Oct12

The Truth About Battered Women’s Syndrome – Part 1

If you or someone you love, like me 😧, have lived through some form of recuring abuse – either emotional or physical – than it is highly possible Battered Women’s Syndrome has touched your life. It has mine, every day. As much as I would love to say that it goes away – the fear, the memories, they never completely disappear. They may fade, but they are always there. The triggers are never far below the surface and it can all...

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20 Unbelievable Facts About Domestic Violence
Oct08

20 Unbelievable Facts About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence affects many more of us than we realize. In fact, it affects almost everyone at some point in their lives. There are so many unbelievable facts about domestic violence that it is heartbreaking. It affects me. It affects my children. It affects those around me. As asurvivor of domestic violence, as a healer for other victims and survivors, the best piece of advice I can give to you is to get educated on domestic...

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How To Protect Your Mental Health During Covid Quarantine
Oct05

How To Protect Your Mental Health During Covid Quarantine

We are several months into this pandemic quarantine so it is normal to be feeling worried, anxious and overwhelmed. I think we all do at moments. In the midst of managing this situation, we have been so focused on slowing the spread and figuring out new work routines and how to help our children with their educational needs that our mental health has been put on the back burner, slowly igniting… Domestic violence incidents are at an...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month During Covid Quarantine
Oct01

Domestic Violence Awareness Month During Covid Quarantine

October is domestic violence awareness month and as always we are going to be talking about domestic violence awareness all month! Because it is important to keep the conversation going, especially now during the Covid Quarantine – when domestic violence is at an all-time high. Domestic violence was already an epidemic before the Covid-19 quarantine and with this quarantine it has seen a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse,...

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My Purple Tree – A Story of Projection
Sep21

My Purple Tree – A Story of Projection

Something incredible has happened in our lives, in my life. And I have to share this story. 8 years ago when we relocated to Southern California from Rhode Island, I discovered the beautiful purple trees native to SoCal. I instantly wanted to live in a home with one. Our realtor at the time thought I was funny, but humored me and helped us look for one. I made a list of 3 houses and when we arrived back at her office to go through...

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8 Ways A Home Garden Will Improve Your Health
Sep07

8 Ways A Home Garden Will Improve Your Health

Whether you live in a city apartment, a country condo, a house in the suburbs or a farm and anything in between, planting a home garden will improve your health. Gardening is not about making your living quarters look good (though curb appeal is always a plus), it is no longer just a hobby, nor is it just about growing things. An exorbitant amount of current scientific research shows us that caring for plants will do wonders for your...

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Knowing How To Say No
Aug24

Knowing How To Say No

Saying No is the hardest thing for me. There is the fear the person will not talk to me ever again, there is the possibility of hurting feelings, there is the option that I will miss another opportunity… so I always try to do it all. And then I fall. Hard. Because the fact is no one can do everything. We need to be realistic with our commitments. So I have been working on saying No… sometimes. It is important toknow when to say no and...

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