Tag Archive: EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

BeLEAVEing – The Little Guidebook on Domestic Violence

BeLEAVEing - Safely Leaving Abusive Relationships...a guidebook for victims

Are you BeLIEVing, or will you BeLEAVEing? Have you ever wished you had a small guidebook that would give you the information to recognize potential danger, safely plan an escape or know how to reach out to a friend or loved one who is a victim of domestic violence? It’s on its way. BeLEAVEing is…

Others Control Us – How Do We Stop Them?

How Do People Control Us?

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, intimidation…

GO DOWN DEATH

Angel of Death

GO DOWN DEATH Mama went on home May 12, 1999, thirteen years ago at 10:00 tonight. I will always remember the details of that day. Every May 12 it comes to visit. Thirteen years ago, at this very moment, I was lying beside her in the hospital bed, holding her, caressing her arms and hair,…

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…

BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

Body, Mind, Spirit - The 3 of Me

BODY MIND AND SPIRIT. What could they possibly have in common with domestic violence?   It seems that most victims of domestic violence fail to take into consideration the damage it does to the body mind and spirit. It’s pretty obvious when bruises, broken teeth or bones appear the body has taken a blow. But what…

GETTING PAST THE ABUSE

Breaking the ties, getting past the abuse

GETTING PAST THE ABUSE – It is a most common thing to hear from former victims of domestic violence that one of their biggest challenges is getting past the abuse. It’s not as simple as making a decision one day and waking the next to find you are free from the victim mentality. For most former…

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS – PURPOSE IN LIFE

To blossom will bring the fruit

TOO OFTEN WE WANDER ABOUT, SEEKING PURPOSE IN LIFE. Once we feel we have discovered a fragment of that purpose, we attempt to fulfill it, put it to use, make our lives mean something. Scripture tells us, “They will know you by the fruit you bear.” My mental eye immediately perceives an orange tree covered…

Benefits and Misconceptions of Meditation

Pray or meditate - just be still

What are the benefits and misconceptions of Meditation? Pray or meditate – just be still Here we are, addressing perhaps a new take on meditation—a source for thousands and thousands of years for improving our emotional and spiritual wellbeing—along with its benefits and misconceptions. For many of us the term “meditation” instantly transports us to news film footage…

REMEMBER RYAN WHITE?

Ryan White should have turned 40 today. But he died at age 18, after a too-short and tumultuous life in which he battled HIV and the prejudice that surrounded it – as well as the somewhat unwelcome place in the spotlight his condition thrust upon him. When White was infected with HIV from a contaminated…