I Don’t Have to be Alone

I'm great at building walls. I've become very good at keeping everybody at arms length. I feel very alone. I'm learning to include people in my life again. Abuse victims/survivors have many steps to healing. Sometimes those steps include trusting too easily, which leads to being hurt. Then, they swing the other way to not trust…Read more I Don’t Have to be Alone

The Importance of Rest

We need to rest. We are commanded to rest. We neglect rest. Rest is not just getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Rest is taking time away from our normal routines, setting aside a significant amount of time and space to regroup for the coming challenges, to recover from past battles. I am reminded recently,…Read more The Importance of Rest

Importance of Affirmation

I'm seeing a trend on social media where there a number of "quizzes" available to complete, based on your social media profile. You click on the link and it tells you what they think is amazing about you. You can test how "smart" you are, how beautiful, what people like about you, etc. There is a…Read more Importance of Affirmation

Mental Health: #BellLetsTalk

Today is Mental Health Awareness Day and Bell does an amazing job of getting the word out. So.. let's talk about it. Let's talk about mental health and why it's important to... well, talk ... about it. When people use the phrase "mental health", what exactly are they referring to? Anxiety Depression BiPolar Disorder Eating…Read more Mental Health: #BellLetsTalk

Choose Friends Wisely

I have recently been contemplating the state of friendship. We yearn for friendship, we seek it out, we need it in our lives. It is an integral part of our emotional well-being ... provided it's healthy relationships. I was, somewhat recently, introduced to a new lady. We have shared some similar life experiences that can…Read more Choose Friends Wisely

Social Failure

I invite you to read this article (it will open in a new window) before continuing to read today's blog. Why do we coddle violent, abusive men? We see it in the news all the time. We see it in our friends, neighbors, family and communities. Someone is revealed as an abuser. Someone is exposed…Read more Social Failure