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Tag Archives | abuse

I’m here when you need me

"Many strong women have had to walk this path, I'm here when you need me".  These were the words I just texted to a friend .  Sometimes this is all we can do despite everything in me that wants to rush over, pick her and her children up and take charge of the chaos of their unraveling lives.

I know that my experience as a woman who has been where my friend currently is counts a lot in her eyes.  She trusts my input because I come from a place of knowing.

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My name is Cathy

 

When I sit down to write a blog post I find myself wondering who you are. Who are you, you that is reading this?  Are you someone who has stumbled across this website by accident? Did you punch a few words into a 'google' search and it suggested you take a look here?    I don't know who you are but please let me introduce myself:Inaugural Blog

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it's good to connect with each other

International Women’s Day 2014

"Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse

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Decision for a fresh start

Decision for a Fresh Start

I'm moving this week.  It is supposed to be one of the most stressful experiences one can go through and I agree!!  What to keep?  What to throw

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What makes a woman?

What makes a woman?

When looking for symbolic representation of women, I started thinking about the stereotypical images we use to portray women in North American culture.

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Strength

Strength

This last week I had the enormous privilege of getting to talk to a group of women who attend a LEAF group (Learning Effective Anti-Violence in

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Rope and stake

Self Perception

I have attended quite a few groups and workshops over the last few years in my struggle to heal after living in an abusive relationship.  There have been a

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Financial stability

Now it’s up to you

Money is on my mind a lot lately, as it has been for,oh....every day of my adult life it seems.  As a child I grew up without really being impacted by those

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Living in the shadow

Living in the shadow

The title of this post is Living in the Shadow and I'm going to go out on a limb here and talk about the unmentionable, the topic many of us are leery to talk

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Mama wolf

Mama wolf

Browsing through Facebook the other day I came upon a quote that I have seen before but appreciated again as if for the first time:

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