"Just get over it" - Hurtful & shaming words Some thoughts to share with my friends, peers and caring folks...and hopefully, reaching those who are unaware. All too often, so many of us have been told to, "just get over it", "move on, it's in the past", "forget about it", etc - sadly, … [Read more...] about “Just get over it” – Hurtful & shaming words
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” Audre Lorde A few weeks ago, my friend Jane Ellis, the VOCAL Network Program Director, asked me to take a look at this article and what were my … [Read more...] about “Victims of Sexual Abuse: Do They Ever Get Over It?”
“I don't believe in predicting, especially about the future.” Casey Stengel Trying to tie all of the thoughts and ideas swirling about in my head in regards to this blog piece has me in a whirl...and yet, inside of me, I know why. So in a somewhat confused state of mind I will try to piece … [Read more...] about Father’s Day – Lessons learned, Love lost, Life reclaimed
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington I love the month of May and what it brings - nicer weather, flowers blooming and more to come. What’s not to like? … [Read more...] about Walk With Me© & Mental Health Awareness Month
“Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.” Inayat Khan If you Google, Boston Strong, One Fund earnings, you get an amazing amount of information about countless people and organizations who are still actively engaged in raising funds for the victims and survivors of the … [Read more...] about Boston Strong – Nation Strong – World Strong 4/23/14
April is National Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” We have who have known the pain and the horror of child abuse are well aware of the long term consequences and the impact it has upon us mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and … [Read more...] about “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.” – How can we create awareness and prevent child abuse?