There Is A Moment…

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   There is a moment that comes for a victim when they just know. They know that it is now or never. They know that this is more than likely the only opportunity they may ever have to escape. There is no time limit. The number of years it took…

Life After Mayhem

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It is hard not to wonder what the “new life” will look like when facing the decision to leave or stay. To some, it may seem crazy about there even being a decision in such matter, but the thing is that the abuser actually has THAT MUCH control and has…

Strength of a Tiger, Spirit of a Butterfly

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It is AMAZING what we as writers/bloggers can take from a picture. For instance, this one here, with a tiger cub and a butterfly. “Strength of a Tiger, Spirit of a Butterfly.” When I think about strength I usually think of inner strength. I know I talk about it a…

“Don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others.”

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “Don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others.” I encourage those who have a voice to use it. I encourage you to use it for those who no longer have one, and for those still searching for theirs. I encourage you to no longer be ashamed of what…

Reaching For The Stars

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As I have started on my new journey as a blogger, “Reach For The Stars” has become the motto of my life recently. One goal reached, on to the next goal to pursue my ultimate dream of helping those suffering from domestic violence. With what many of us have been…

You Are Not Your Past

Follow my blog with Bloglovin You are not your past! You are not all those horrible things that you were once called to belittle you and make you feel powerless. At some point you said “Enough is enough!” You dug and dug deep to muster up whatever ounce of strength you had and you got…

I am a warrior

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Like the photo that coincides with this blog: ” I have battled my whole life to become the strong woman I am today…” My father abandoned us after my mother divorced him. My stepfather passed from cancer. I was in an abusive relationship. As well as dealt with alcoholism and…

When Life Gives You Lemons.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “When life gives you lemons, you don’t make lemonade. You use the seeds to plant a whole orchard – an entire franchise! Or you could just stay on the Destiny Bus and drink lemonade someone else has made, from a can.” – Anthon St. Maarten We have all heard the…

Addiction

Follow my blog with Bloglovin When I was young, in my early twenties, I found that there was a change in the way I drank. It was no longer about the party, or having fun. It started as just being fun. I’d go out with my friends, and we’d stay out maybe later than we…

Dear Survivors

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Dear Survivors; You made it! You got your strength and found your courage. You found your voice and you got your dignity back. It was a traumatic road; but you managed to re-route your GPS and get back on the right track. You broke through those prison walls, and escaped…

What is domestic violence?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with that being said I will be posting information on this issue. Education is power, so the more widespread this becomes, the more people we can empower to get the help they need.I hope to bring some clarity to this topic as this is…

#PutTheNailInIt

Safe Horizon has launched a campaign Put The Nail In It to encourage people to donate to the cause of ending domestic violence. The campaign encourages people to paint their left ring finger purple to show your support in raising awareness to domestic violence. #PutTheNailInIt Donations help with sheltering victims, legal fees, providing counselling, and more….

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Be on the look out in the next few days for a couple of blogs I will be posting. Let’s get together to raise awareness. The more we educate ourselves and each other, the more lives we can save! Feel free to comment on…

Shauna’s Blogs

YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT DEFINE YOU! For my first blog, I thought it would be most appropriate to talk about the fact that at times I allowed my circumstances whether past or present to define who I was. Whether I had been in abusive relationships, or have had addiction problems and/or other hardships, I would…