December Book Review: I am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life by Marissa Peer


A quick, easy but profound read, I am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life by Marissa Peer is a book for those who are willing to heal from their childhood emotional wounds and want a simple, very effective solution with dramatic change. Marissa’s book will help you realize what is holding you back … Continue reading December Book Review: I am Enough: Mark Your Mirror and Change Your Life by Marissa Peer

October Book Review: Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Controlling Men


This month we become aware of what occurs behind closed doors that is rampant in our society: domestic violence. October, the month of pumpkin lattes and autumn-rich colors, is also deemed National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As a subject of interest and experience, I have decided to feature Lundy Bancroft’s, Why Does He Do That: Inside … Continue reading October Book Review: Why Does He Do That: Inside the Minds of Controlling Men

September Book Review: Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion of Identity by Marie-France Hirigoyen


“The goal of abusive conduct is to destabilize the other person and make them doubt themselves and others.” – Marie-France Hirigoyen The destructive art of making someone doubt themselves is only the beginning of emotional abuse. If a person is able to make another doubt what they just witnessed, heard, or felt, then that person … Continue reading September Book Review: Stalking the Soul: Emotional Abuse and the Erosion of Identity by Marie-France Hirigoyen

The Turning Point


It’s funny how memories come to mind. At one moment, we are thinking about one thing and in the next split second, we are taken back to the not-so-wonderful past.  This happened to me yesterday as I was driving. I passed by a familiar restaurant and memories flooded my mind. What is particularly funny is … Continue reading The Turning Point

What is Abuse?


Abuse is all about control. Abuse is something that happens when one person believes they have power over another and exercises that power. Abuse is not only physical. It can be psychological, spiritual, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual for starters. Domestic violence is a result of the abusive mindset and the behaviors associated with that … Continue reading What is Abuse?

I am Thankful…


I wrote this last year in 2012, but one year later, today, I feel the need to pass this on again, so here goes …   Thanksgiving is a reflective and special time for me. It will always be because there was a time when I was not so thankful for my life. Years ago, … Continue reading I am Thankful…