Why I Stayed, Why I Left

' run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.' ~Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar...more

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: When "Love" Kills

I've been planning my 30th high school reunion, searching high and low for class of 1983 graduates. Life has humbled those of us who peaked in high school and opened up for those who didn't. But the overriding similarity is that all of us were born in 1964 or 1965. Which means we're just happy to still be here. But there's one classmate whose passing haunts me the most. Anna Marie should have graduated with the rest of us in 1983. Instead, during the fall of 1982, her ex-boyfriend, Jim, lured Anna to a friend's garage and strangled her to death....more
This was so well written, and if sad, it was hopeful about the action parents can and should ...more

FACTS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

FACT ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE...........Approximately 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women.Every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted and beaten.In the United States, a woman is more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped, or killed by an intimate partner than by any other type of assailant.Every day, 4 women are murdered by intimate partners.Domestic violence is the number one cause of emergency room visits by women....more
I remember hearing a woman at work say that the domestic abuse laws had changed since the O.J. ...more

I Have this Recurring Dream by Donna LeClair

I have this recurring dream. We are all shattered holograms wandering frivolously inside a gargantuan illusion … unintelligible to the vastness.Visions shade to fruitless tapestries, voices cease beyond gratitude, synchronized thoughts embezzle revelations, and in the darkness innocence silently weeps whilst hope crawls beyond the ambiguity of humanism....more

Why did Jan Davis write "I Loved You Too Much?"

Is it possible to love someone too much?  Download this heart-wrenching title song, from the EP, "I Loved You Too Much." by Jan Davis and listen to his lyrics.  Jan was inspired to write this lyric to gain the attention of other men who are, or could be, violent when experiencing  jealousy.   After recording this song, Jan soon realized radio stations from New York to Hawaii were adding "I Loved You Too Much" to their Top 30 playlists!  At that point, Jan was asked to be a national spokesman for abused and batte...more