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Why 1infour?

why 1infour

why 1infour

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post for 1infour, considering I wrote everyday for about a year, this has indeed been a long break!  Lots of reasons I guess, time moves on but some things don’t change.  I am not the person I was when we started 1infour, I am older, hopefully a little wiser but definitely stronger.

Why 1infour?

Well for one, 1infour exists for the children: not just my children but for every child who has lived in a home where anger and tension are the norm, where mothers turn away so that the children won’t see their tears and where  “walking on eggshells” is the safest way to be.

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Journal-writing

Bring in the good

I did something last night that I haven’t done in a long time: I read an old journal. You have probably heard how important it is to journal so you

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Be gentle with yourself

Be gentle with yourself

You may have read in a previous blog that the Founders of 1 in Four met two summers ago at a summer camp for women survivors of violence (and their

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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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Change takes time.

Change takes time…

I sat down to write a blog about change, and the idea that for any solid change to become rooted within us, it takes about 3 months.... and then I

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Breathe deeply and know truth

Breathe deeply and know truth

One day in August of 2009 I dropped my 16 year old daughter off at a residential treatment centre in Utah, USA,  got in a rental car and headed

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A very big difference indeed

A very big difference indeed

I have started back to work again after having taken an extended leave of absence.  For those of you who are new to my posts, I am a Registered

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Anything is possible

Anything is possible

If you have been following my blog posts for a while, you know by now that I get inspiration from my own life.  I don't have any planned schedule of what

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Who would have thought?

Who would have thought?

I took my two youngest kids skating over the weekend, in fact it was such a hit that we went two days in a row.  Neither of them had ever put skates on

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