Today’s New York Times challenged readers to balance the budget. When I read the dead tree version, I thought it would be too daunting of a task for a relaxing […]
Elizabeth Gilbert is the quintessenial role model for leveraging a person’s talents to learn how to survive, thrive, and find joy. When life handed her the lemons of a bitter divorce, she squeezed those lemons into the stratosphere of best-selling books. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia was on the best seller lists for over a year. She’s been on Oprah, and Julia Roberts will star in the movie. In true Pretty Woman tradition, she rescued herself before she met the charming Brazilian “prince” Felipe.
Physical abuse is no longer just about bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse is about more than hurt feelings.
The long-term health impacts of domestic violence (DV) are being characterized as “epidemic” and a “national scourge” by Robert S. Thompson, MD, because DV affects between 25% and 54% of women in their adult lifetimes, and a disproportionate number of these women experienced physical or sexual abuse as a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,200 women are killed (three each day) and 2 million are injured each year from intimate partner violence (IPV). This impacts 15.5 million children.
Cobras and Pit Bulls “Why don’t you just leave?” It sounds so simple. Pack up your bags and go. My bags were packed. I was ready to go. He found […]
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self by Julia Cameron is a fabulous book and a 12-week fantastic experience. I’ve done the course twice. At the end of my first course, the other participants created a protection circle for me. It was a life-altering experience to be in the middle of the circle surrounded by the strength of unconditional love and powerful prayers.
You may have seen Tyler Perry’s movies. You probably don’t know that his comedy comes from his efforts to lift himself up from where you are right now. Madea was his alter-ego who helped him survive, thrive, find joy, and become outrageously wealthy.
People experiencing domestic violence need to be encircled with protection.
Buy the book. You’ll need a pack of highlight pens because it is packed with wisdom. The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates will […]
Queen Bee is Dorothea Benton Frank’s 20th novel and a departure from her typical Sullivan’s Island beach books. The characters are more quirky and eccentric. Her zingers are hysterical. Ms. […]
Dr. Jill Biden’s memoir is light and love. Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself is a candid blend of joy and tears about the family bonds which […]
“I’m sorry” are words too many survivors will sadly never hear. I never heard them. Ever. Narcissists don’t apologize. They project their guilt onto their prey. I’ve often contemplated writing […]
I’m pro-life. This is why I am stridently pro-choice. As most of y’all know, I am an unwanted child. The Declaration of Independence might have been written on my family’s […]
Why isn’t Donald J. Trump in the prison cell next to Michael Cohen tonight? 525 former federal prosecutors are asking the same question today. If you invest the time and […]
Would you have survived the Holocaust? This is the central question in Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I’m fairly certain I would have wanted the SS troopers to just […]
Have you ever wanted to just climb out the window and embark on a new life? “I’m outta here!” Allan Karlsson’s madcap adventures as The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out […]
Kiwi Mary made a dent in the Universe. My book review followers will remember her as the host of the World’s Best Book Club (WBBC) which is based in Auckland, […]
“Will you be my wife?” No, this isn’t a marriage proposal. It is a question many women secretly ask themselves when the stress of multi-tasking and demanding expectations becomes too […]