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Tag Archives | abusive

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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take the power back

Take the power back

There is one word guaranteed to make me see red and that is when someone tells me to "relax".  I'm not talking the "relax, sit down, put your feet

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Drinking it in

Drinking it in

What a beautiful day it was yesterday, here in southern Ontario.  I don't know what the weather was like where you live but for us the sun was shining

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'Crazy making' drives me crazy

‘Crazy making’ drives me crazy

I think it is a testament to my current level of frustration that I am once again having to begin this post from the beginning having accidentally erased it

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Sign - sorry, trying to change the world!

Taking a stand

Yesterday I was listening again to CBC's The Current, with Anna Maria Tremonti and heard a story so disturbing that I can't seem to get it out of my

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Well this is Christmas Day, a day traditionally symbolic with family and love, warmth and good cheer.  I'm not sure actually what good cheer is supposed

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Self-care

Self-care

This is going to be a different kind of post.  I was given some information last night that I think is so helpful that I am going to put it here for you to see.  It is

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Honouring each other

Honouring each other

With both Thanksgivings now over (Canadian and American) we are now fully headed into the Christmas Season.  Yes there has been some controversy

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He said, she said

He said, she said

Have you ever been totally, absolutely, 100% frustrated when to your amazement, people believe your abuser rather than you?  Have you ever felt

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Score!

Score!

I have to laugh...I just came home from meeting up with the others involved here at 1 in Four (where we had a great time dreaming and planning) and

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