Triggers and Flashbacks are not Setbacks

Hey everyone, first let me just apologize for being absent as far as blogging, I know I have some very supportive readers and followers who look forward to my blogs. After reading this particular post I believe it is safe to say that you will all understand why I have been absent. It was difficult…

Ever Wonder Why?

Why didn’t you leave sooner? Why did you let him get away with it? Why did you stay? Why didn’t you fight back? Why Why Why Why Why.   As survivors, we get asked the WHY’s far too much! We know it isn’t necessarily intentional, but sometimes all those why’s make us feel worse than…

Travel Through The Mind of A Survivor

I’m safe. Where I am going he cannot find me. He cannot hurt me anymore. I’m safe.   Breathe.   Inhale. Exhale.   I know I’m safe. But will he find me? Things are so weird now. I know I can’t go back. But I miss him. I miss him? Am I crazy?   I…

When is Enough, Enough?

“Enough is enough!” We have all experienced this moment at some point. The point where we cannot take anymore and we will not take any more. It isn’t giving up, it isn’t throwing in the towel, or maybe it is. Throwing in the towel of no longer tolerating the abuse. Throwing in the towel of…

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award Nomination

Thank you joicelizsabeth (my soul-sister); for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World blogger award. To say I am honored is an understatement! I thank you so much, and truly appreciate you J! It looks like all I have to do is answer 10 questions, and nominate other women who are more than worthy of…

SURVIVOR’S UNITE!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin JOIN ME ALONG WITH OTHER SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS WE COME TOGETHER AND UNITE! SHARING OUR EXPERIENCES, OFFER ADVICE ON THINGS WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND HOW WE GOT THROUGH THEM, AND EVEN SHARE SOME LAUGHS! THIS IS ALL ABOUT SURVIVORS COMING TOGETHER, TALKING WITH THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT…

Dear Outside World

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Dear Outside World; Often times, survivors are bombarded with the same repetitive question: Why didn’t you leave sooner? or Why didn’t you leave when he or she hit you the first time? Let me be very clear, no one stays in a relationship because they enjoy the abuse. Do you…

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…

Not Only Is it Possible To Rise, It’s Possible To Fly

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hi friends. Sorry. This isn’t Shauna. This is her friend, Michelle. You don’t know me, but I know you all, and more importantly, I know Shauna. When I first met her, many years ago, I was fresh out of college, working night shifts in an Emergency Room, answering phones and…

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…

Why I Write

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Why I write.. For as long as I can remember, writing was my way of healing. What I wasn’t comfortable expressing openly, I expressed with a pen to paper. The things I knew I had to let out but wasn’t ready to share with others, are written all over notebooks,…

Strength Behind Closed Doors

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you really know how strong you are? Do you really know how much strength you have buried deep inside of you? The battles you fight every single day. The tears you cry behind closed doors. The silent prayers you pray each night. You’re a lot stronger than you think….

Merry Christmas?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The time of year that is represented as peace,love and joy (although it should be an all year round thing). For some, it is a recipe for disaster. See the thing is that domestic violence doesn’t take a holiday. It doesn’t care what day of the year it is. I…