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Domestic Violence

Roller Coasters

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Domestic Violence, Encouragement, Hope | 0 comments

I love roller coasters! We grew up going to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and rode them almost every summer when we visited my grandparents. They are so much fun with the twists and turn, and never knowing what’s around the next bend or corner. My son is also a dare devil and loves to ride them too. We recently rode one at the Kiddie Park in Oklahoma and it was a blast getting to watch him squeal with delight as we went around the track. My daughter didn’t care for it at all and is definitely my more cautious child. This got me thinking about how life can be like a roller coaster....

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Rob Porter, the classic narcissist

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Domestic violence is prevalent in today’s news. Recently, Rob Porter who resigned from the White House two weeks ago, had allegations of abuse come against him by two ex-wives. As it turns out, the first #MeToo story to actually trip up the White House needed to be as graphic and violent as the accusations against Rob Porter. It involved a Rhodes Scholar golden boy who had been married to two old-fashioned girls. This, and indeed the entire situation, provides the perfect mirror to reflect all the ways in which systems, fail women. (slate.com) Willoughby’s, one of his ex-wives, blog...

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Abuse and boundary setting

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Book, Domestic Violence, Narcissism | 0 comments

My previous relationship started out as innocent as the next. Our first date was over seven hours long. Seth was easy to talk to, pleasant to be around and charming. We started with dinner at an Italian place, then we went hiking at one of his favorite places, took in a movie and, finally, we rented a movie. I wouldn’t let him kiss me because I didn’t kiss on the first date. So, he asked if he could kiss me on the cheek and I said yes. I sent him an email he next day, thanking him for the date. He later told me that he wasn’t going to ask me out again because I didn’t kiss him. The only...

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Purple Thursday #purplethursday

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness month and on October 22nd you can show your support by wearing purple. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is asking people to raise awareness by painting USA purple. This is a great way to tell others why ending DV is important to you and your community. Support comes in many forms. You can change your profile photo on social media accounts, make a donation to your local shelter, be there for a friend experiencing DV or tell your story. On October 22nd make a difference. Wear Purple. You’ll be glad you did....

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Nadia

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Book, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Dogs are some of the best companions you can have in life. They are loyal, sweet and want to be by your side. Over the years they become your family. I’ve had the pleasure of having such a companion for the last 14 years. Nadia has been my fun-loving and sweet Siberian Husky who has lived a long healthy life. Nadia has been quirky, my hiking budding, given us lots of laughs and hung out with my husband and I during the dark times. What’s so hard in saying goodbye is how her life closes a chapter in mine. I got Nadia in 2001 right after September 11th. I had just returned from...

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Sampling of Hope a success

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Our first annual Sampling of Hope event was a big success! We sold out, had 9 restaurants participate and sold all of the wine. And made 110% of our goal! The staff and our planning committee are still in awe of the turnout. Thanks to everyone who supported us. 100% of the proceeds go to help provide extended stay to women and children. Thank you, thank you.

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