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Using gratitude to become more present

Being able to recognize the things you are grateful for or can be appreciative of can have a significant impact, not only on how you feel in the moment, but practiced consistently, your life.  I know that might seem a little dramatic, but research has shown that practicing gratitude can help with everything from suicidal […]

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Letting go....part 2

A year ago I blogged about expectations and letting go as a result of a session I had with a client then immediately after, having my own situation arise that I needed to let go of. It’s interesting how things come up in your life when you need a little reminder.  In my last blog […]

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Happy New Year!

It's been quite a while since I've posted on this blog.  One of my goals for this year is to be more consistent with it.  I think it's been a goal in previous years...but hey, it's never too late 😉 . Is it just because I’m getting older, or did 2012 seem to go by […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month...where's the awareness

As domestic violence awareness month comes to a close I am disappointed and frustrated with the local and national media.  Throughout the month there has been story after story of a domestic violence situation, some ending in death.  While the news media reported on the shooting, stabbing, etc, not once did I hear them mention […]

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Characteristics of an Abuser

The following is a list of characteristics or behaviors that tend to be present in someone who is likely to engage in abusive behavior, either physically or emotionally.  It can be difficult to look at someone you love or care about and consider the possibility that he may be an abuser.  If you look at […]

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Impact of Abusive Relationships

Most people would agree that experiencing violence has an impact on a person beyond the physical wounds.  What many fail to recognize, including victims themselves, is the emotional impact long after the abuse has ended, both to the victim and the children who witness it. Over the past 10 years or so there has been […]

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Characteristics of an Abusive Relationship

Acknowledging that you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship can be difficult.  Whether it is denial, embarrassment, or feeling overwhelmed because you wouldn’t know what to do, the signs are often ignored or rationalized. This list is to help identify whether a relationship is likely to become or already is abusive.  […]

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October~Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s been a while since my last post.  So much for writing more regularly J.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so I thought it would be a good time to jump back in. As I looked for up to date stats on DV I was pleasantly surprised to find many more people talking about […]

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month ~ a short story of hope for survivors

As the beginning of the month has been approaching I’ve been throwing ideas around about what to write my blog about this time.  I knew that I wanted it to be related to Sexual Assault Awareness Month (which happens to be in April).  I found myself feeling pulled in different directions in regards to a […]

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