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Bonfire of the Books (Part Three)

TRIGGER WARNING: This blog post is part of a series of posts dealing with the emotional and physical abuse I suffered as a child. This post contains specific references to acts of violence and as such may be triggering to those who have suffered similar experiences. 433 more words

Child Abuse

Hampton man accused of child abuse

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man has been charged Monday with child abuse after police found an 8-year-old boy with bruises on his face and legs, police say. 70 more words

Local News

Is it possible to recover from rape and sexual abuse? Yes and No

I have to issue a strong trigger warning in regards to this article. However, I find it to be a genius summary of all the relevant aspects, outcomes and particular challenges resulting from abuse and ensuing PTSD. 297 more words


The gift of gratitude

In this country, most people are preparing for a big feast day tomorrow.  Yes, the irony is that giving thanks is blurring into a national leave family and rush to spend money on the hot deals blasted by savvy advertisers, but hopefully the concept of stopping to be thankful will still be shared and celebrated. 497 more words

Emotional Abuse

Unashamed Voices:

True Stories Written by Survivors of Domestic Violence, Rape and Fraud: Exposing Sociopaths in Our Midst

Publication Date: December 31, 2014

Not everyone moves from a place of care and respect for themselves and others, because not everyone has (1) a conscience; (2) the ability to feel remorse; and (3) the ability to tap into affective empathy–the type of empathy that allows one to see and feel a situation from another’s perspective. 76 more words


Where are all the #Thanksgiving posts about family dysfunction?

Seriously, I can’t be the only one with insane in-laws and drama-filled holidays. But somehow everything I’m reading is about being thankful for your family, cooking amazing food, and relaxing with loved ones over the holiday. 257 more words