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Domestic Violence

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. #purplethursday...

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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 living in Texas...

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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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Sampling of Hope – A Casual Food Tasting to Benefit SafeHouse Denver

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Book, Domestic Violence | 0 comments

Only 4 weeks until our inaugural Sampling of Hope event for Safehouse Denver! A lot of team energy has gone into putting this event together. Our tireless leader Shannon (Annual Giving and Events Manager) has worked her tail off. I serve on another committee and when they told us about the new event, I got excited. Anything to raise funds for our Extended Stay program. I love volunteering for causes which are part of my life journey. Let me tell you about Anna. She was a career woman I met while in shelter that couldn’t get away from her controlling boyfriend. Anna was sweet and motherly to...

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How to give grace

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Book, Domestic Violence | 1 comment

Grace is sometimes a foreign concept to me. There are times I don’t know how to give it or receive it. Lately I’ve been struggling with how to give grace to others. It’s been very hard to start this site and write chapters about my dv story and not have the support of my parents since they play a part in the story. Parents who love and want whats best for me, don’t know how to support me in the uncomfortable places. When I told them about starting a dv site with a goal of helping others, they said that’s nice. My mom told me she would never read the site or read my book. She doesn’t want to...

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