Surviving Part 2

Surviving Part 2

Since sexual violence has been such a major part of my life, I will be breaking these stories down into segments.  The purpose of sharing my experiences is to inform people that it’s not ok. It can happen to anyone, at any age, but you can bounce back from it.  The...

Surviving the Storm Part 1

Surviving the Storm Part 1

One of the biggest topics I speak to young people about, during my public speaking engagements, is my rape and how it destroyed me, yet changed me for the better. It was the worst thing in my life, but in its own way, it became my strength. It goes deeper than that....

Parenting our Purpose our Plight

Parenting our Purpose our Plight

I remember the day I found out I was pregnant how scared I was.  Growing up in a big family and seeing the evil in the world first hand made me not ever want to have kids.  I had a successful career and that’s all I ever wanted from life. Nonetheless, here I was...

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

The past few years have been definitely landmark years of the changes and bizarre occurrences. However, 2020 takes the lead for the year that will mark the beginning of a new life, life as we know it will change. The coronavirus aka COVID 19 hit the world with a...

Unhappily Ever After

Unhappily Ever After

Divorce is the indifference of marriage. When you are planning on marrying that person you love so much you don’t think about how badly it may end. You are caught up in the joy and happiness and lust vs love. You have dreams of a happy life together but we never think...

Mary is Back

Mary is Back

I have taken a break from writing for the past few weeks for many reasons, but I am back now. No worries there is plenty to catch everyone up on. Initially, I took a break because I was being harassed by a low life, burned out, immoral, a private investigator who for...

New Year New Beginnings

New Year New Beginnings

As we enter into 2020, we aren’t only entering into a new year but a new decade. As we close out the last year and the last ten years, we can’t help but reflect. Reflect on changes in the world as we know it and the changes in our selves. The past ten years in our...

Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle

A letter from a little boy, living in a battered women’s shelter, to Santa Claus, really touched my heart but it also brought up emotions and made me realize that I need to share the only thing that I am ashamed of in life.     Most who know me would never...

Slaves to Technology

Slaves to Technology

Those of us born before 1990 remember a simpler time. We remember when phones where landlines and sometimes families shared party lines and if the month ran out before the money that was the first thing to go. We had three channels and only the very fortunate could...

Holidays are No Longer Fun

Holidays are No Longer Fun

The Holiday season once was a time of joy and tradition, bonding with your families and connecting with loved ones you didn’t see throughout the year. As the years go by holidays have become more about depression, obligation, and debt.   The thought of sparkling...

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