Thoughts on Dating after Domestic Abuse


Lifestyle

Trigger Warning I fled abuse in October 2016 and have been single and celibate ever since. Recovery takes time, and I had no intention to jump back into another relationship. Plus, technically, I’m still married. And although I won’t ever be going back to that marriage, it feels like I’m breaking my vows. And I’m […]

March 16, 2018

Short Story – A Water Bearer and his Pots


Lifestyle

I’ve recently graduated my pre-employment program and have been going through my binder of handouts I was given while attending. The program is first and foremost aimed at women who face barriers obtaining a job as a result of abuse and other major life struggles. Perfect for me who hasn’t worked for about 4 years […]

February 7, 2018

Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters


Lifestyle

Chapter One I walk down the street There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend […]

November 15, 2017

How to Help Stressed Out Kids


Lifestyle

Children can have Stress I remember my parents asking me ‘What are you so stressed out about? You’re a kid. You have nothing to worry about’ when I was a girl. So growing up I believed that kids don’t have stressful lives. As a mom who was abused and unfortunately let her child witness a […]

May 29, 2017

Abusive Relationship – Trigger Warning & Introduction


Lifestyle

Trigger Warning I am issuing an official trigger warning. Trigger warnings are meant to protect those who are affected by difficult subjects as a result of their own personal trauma. This is meant to be a buffer — a moment to prepare yourself. Trigger warnings are a way to notify the reader of what is […]

March 5, 2017