Domestic Violence & Mental Health

It has been in my head for a while to blog about domestic violence and mental health. I know I have touched on P.T.S.D. in a previous blog (P.T.S.D. and its triggers) , but what about depression, suicidal ideations and substance abuse? Those of us who have experienced the aftermath of the psychological effects of…

Domestic Violence Summit 2014

I was looking for a video to post while I finish writing a blog I am working on and came upon these videos. The domestic Violence Summit 2014 hosted on the Dr. Phil Show. It is a seven-part series and I just had to share them with you. Let’s raise awareness. Let’s connect. Let’s Inspire…

As My Thoughts Escape My Mind…

As you all know from my previous blog, I have started writing my book. It’s really hard, remembering details from my childhood as well as details from my relationship. I must admit I’ve already shed some tears and this is just the beginning of the book. Remembering things I worked so hard to erase or…

Behind Closed Doors

***TRIGGER WARNINGS*** THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO IS A DOCUMENTARY OF THE REAL LIFE STORIES OF 3 WOMEN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THIS VIDEO FOLLOWS POLICE FROM THE TIME OF THE CALL AND FOLLOWS THE VICTIMS THROUGH THE COURT PROCESS. IT IS VERY GRAPHIC FROM THE BEGINNING. I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME MAY NOT BE ABLE…

I’m Still Here

Hey everyone, Sorry I have not been on with my usual weekly, bi-weekly posts. I have taken time away to focus my thoughts on a project I have been putting off for years. I FINALLY DECIDED TO START WRITING MY BOOK! YES!!! Over the weekend I officially decided to start working on it. With that…

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…

Up and coming project

  Hey all, so I am in the works of creating a newsletter.  I am planning on starting it in September, I thought that would be a great time since it is the 1 year anniversary of my blog page. On my page I have the subscription sign-up on there, I want to focus on…

Does Time Really Heal All Wounds?

Does Time Really Heal All Wounds? I wish I could give a definitive answer. Truth is, I personally do not believe that it does. I personally believe that as time passes we learn more ways to cope with past pains day-to-day. The flashbacks become less, and when they do come we have learned how to…

Mother’s Day Memoir

Happy Mother’s Day to this beautiful woman my Momma, my super-woman, my Queen!! Without her, I don’t even know where I would be! Thank you for your love, your support, your strength. Thank you for your encouraging words and kicks to my behind when needed. Thank you for always being supportive of all my decisions…

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…