Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community

As a person who often works with people who have been affected by intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence) as victims or perpetrators, there are certain patterns that are trackable within the personality and behaviors of cyclical perpetrators. At its core, intimate partner violence is about isolation and control. Most of the time, […]

Let’s Talk

  Suicide is a difficult topic to write about. Especially when it’s my first blog post. I have read blogs for years on the topics of hope and healing. I have seen the statistics over and over again: suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. (2nd leading for those 10-24 years […]

What You Have To Give Is Enough

  When I was young, my family would spend summer weekends at my grandparents’ cottage. They lived off of a dirt road that ran alongside a small canal in Ontario, Canada, about an hour’s drive away from the town where I grew up. Before my parents woke up each Saturday morning, my siblings and I […]

Finding Lost Things

Have you ever lost something that was valuable? I recently lost a necklace my husband gave me on my first mother’s day that has my daughter’s initials inscribed on it. It is very special to me for many reasons. I was so distraught because it had so much meaning and I thought it was something […]


Even though we are almost in March of this new year, I feel like sharing my word for 2019. I know, most people make New Year’s resolutions to give something up or try something different. But a teacher friend of mine shared her guiding word of the new year and it inspired me to think […]