Monthly Archives: March 2012

WHAT IS FINANCIAL ABUSE

What is financial abuse? Who controls the money?

WHAT IS FINANCIAL ABUSE? What is financial abuse? Many doubt such a thing exists. After all, how can you abuse someone with money? Throw it at them? I think that’s considered a good thing, rather than bad. Financial abuse is an important element of domestic violence. Until I began acting as an advocate, taking courses,…

Ides of March

Choosing to change myself attracted who I desired, not what I used to be!

IDES OF MARCH I’ll bet you are wondering why the short blonde has decided to blog about the Ides of March when Easter is so close upon us. Shouldn’t I be talking about bunnies, eggs, crosses and resurrections? Well, this is a sort of resurrection story.  So, why choose now to talk about such an unimportant…

STOP THE BULLYING

bullying

STOP THE BULLYING - Once again we have had children killing other children at school. Once again we are told it was because of bullying. Once again we are presented with the dilemma of how to stop the bullying. Let’s start by asking how can we “Stop the bullying?” Bullying is more often verbal than physical….

LENT AND MARDI GRAS

mardi gras

LENT AND MARDI GRAS  Having been raised in the Southern Baptist Church, Lent was never a part of our worship or practice. I was informed recently when it was Ash Wednesday, and my friend was going to a special service at his church. Another acquaintance was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. So, why am…

LEGAL AID IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

lady justice courthouse

LEGAL AID IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES -  Legal aid in domestic violence cases is a mandatory option.  It disturbed me greatly to recently read a report stating that legal aid may be drastically cut in our State of Florida. According to this report, if certain proposed cuts are approved, the ratio would become one legal aid…

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Lissette 2010 Emmy

Women’s History Month comes along in March. You're probably thinking of such as Betsy Ross, Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa or . . .? Maybe it's just my sense of finding hidden messages in the most unlikely places, but I find it interesting that March is Women's History Month. Throughout the history of America, women have marched…