It can be helpful to keep a journal if you are a victim of domestic violence. If you decide to keep a journal about any domestic violence or partner abuse you experience, the first priority must be your safety. If you have an inkling of journaling on a computer that may be hacked, don’t do30

When others control us, it’s amazing the power one person can have over another. What do we do when we find ourselves in a position of being controlled by others? When others control us, they can exercise certain levels of power over another’s emotional well being. Others control us through money, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation30

Chicago has issued a proclamation declaring July as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. What IS elder abuse? June is acknowledged as National Elder Abuse Prevention Month. In his own proclamation making June 15 Florida’s Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Governor Rick Scott expressed his commitment to making life safer, healthier and just better overall for the elderly.30

Now that the trial is over and the coach has been sentenced, we must consider what we learned from Jerry Sandusky. The trial was extremely high profile. Many asked why Coach Sandusky chose not to testify in his own behalf. His lawyers insisted that not take place. Here’s a blonde take on that decision.  Just30

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.30

There it was—a picture of my Daddy walking me down the aisle to be married. It startled me to finally notice, after all those years, the look on both our faces. There was no happiness or joy on our faces. We appeared as two serious generations who seemed to be walking to a gallows rather30

It’s amazing the power one person can have over another, and how they can exercise certain levels of control over another’s emotional wellbeing. Emotions can be wrecked and hearts can be broken so easily. Over the past few weeks I have had conversations with various people who shared their observations of the inhumanity of mankind30

The Florida Attorney General’s Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team, in their report issued January 2011 found that “in 37% of domestic violence fatalities, family members, friends, co-workers and others were aware domestic violence was occurring.” In simpler terms, for every 3 women, men or children who die as the result of domestic violence, one30

The majority of time, society considers domestic violence as a spouse abusing a spouse, or intimate partner abuse. How often do we hear or read reports of parents abusing their own children? We hear of babies being brutally beaten just to make them stop crying. A book that was published several years ago brought the30

At some time or another every victim of spouse abuse or domestic/intimate partner violence will be asked, “Why don’t you just leave?” We have a list as long as our arm as to why we stay, no matter how deeply we desire to get out of the situation. WE know why we choose to stay,30