Respect Your Elders!

I was remiss, to talk about a little mentioned part of domestic abuse, on June 15th. June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, with June being Elder Abuse Awareness month. Like many of the facets of domestic abuse, elder abuse is not talked about enough. Most people feel like domestic abuse is DEFINITELY onlyContinue reading “Respect Your Elders!”

Cut It Out Certified

I am now certified and on the Professional Beauty Association at a certified trainer of Beauty Salon owners and employees to recognize DV, as well as assist the victim. I am beyond pleased that I can offer this service! Solving DV starts seeking out where it hides: behind closed doors. Hair stylists and beauty consultantsContinue reading “Cut It Out Certified”

Spectrum of Success

I need to brag for a moment on this young man…he survived abuse right along with me and is now doing awesome! He’s almost done with junior high school, which has been rocky, let me tell you…now, he’s just joined Planet Fitness’ summer program, signed up to start community college which will go right alongContinue reading “Spectrum of Success”

Guilt Gifting

***TRIGGER WARNING!*** References to past abuse present in this posting! <3 What is “guilt gifting,” you might be asking yourself? Guilt gifting is when someone gives you a gift, specifically because of the direct result of how they feel about what they did to you or how they treated you. Narcissists do this ALL theContinue reading “Guilt Gifting”

Moms on Forgiveness…

My Mom has been fighting ovarian cancer since 2017. She doesn’t have long and she is fully aware. She’s survived it once, it came back with a vengeance, and she nearly died last year. It’s infused in her bones and organs – this is a tough subject for me, but I am coming to termsContinue reading “Moms on Forgiveness…”

Old Wounds Always Remind

***TRIGGER WARNING!*** It’s my time of the month…which is TMI, but I’m painting a picture here…bear with… During my time of the month, besides cramps and bloating, irritability, and exhaustion, I have another issue that bothers me. My jaw, on my left side, swells, and I have to put an ice pack on it toContinue reading “Old Wounds Always Remind”