Category: Moving Forward


Gavin Kerslake Featured Blogger for December

Originally posted on Survivors Blog Here:
Introducing It’s an honor to introduce good friend Gavin Kerslake as Featured Blogger for December 2017. Gavin’s highly successful personal site Noir, I have no doubt you will want to follow his work. Gavin also contributes to, a Survivors community. Gavin is a Professional Photographer, Music Lover, Street Dancer and Published Author. His first book ‘Noir’…


Easy Christmas Wreath Suitable for the Chronically Ill

Originally posted on Survivors Blog Here:
This easy Santa wreath is the perfect wreath for everyone, however, it’s more suitable for the chronically ill. Having several chronic illnesses, my hands become numb after moving my hands for a long period of time. I also have extreme fatigue that severely limits me. This is a craft to get you into the Christmas?[…] via Easy Christmas…


Originally posted on Mum C writes:
None knows how seeds form None knows how they’ll turn up Only Onyankopong Otwereduampong knows So let your tongue be with no meanness Let your eyes marry your mind in learning That disability is a different form of ability II Every womb loves its proceeds None is special than the other It transcends boundaries Class Wealth Fame Intelligence…

How Do You Say “I Love You”?


Insights from the Hotline Room: Planning for Holiday Gatherings

As the year winds down, folks across the country are headed home for the holidays to spend time with family and friends. While this is a time of celebration for many, it also presents challenges for some survivors of sexual abuse. More often than not, the perpetrator of sexual violence is someone the victim knows. This is especially true for those who experience sexual abuse … Read More Insights from the Hotline Room: Planning for Holiday Gatherings

We Remember

Originally posted on Living a Beautiful Life:
? We Remember In honor of Armistice Day / Remembrance Day / Veterans Day, I’ve created a commemorative compilation poem from the words of The Army’s Poets*.  I selected these poems, verses and excerpts from The Stars and Stripes newspaper, published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces of the United States Army from February 8, 1918 to June 13, 1919.…

Diana Nyad’s Story

Originally posted on Patricia J Grace:
Rebel Recovery shared this article from the New York Times written by Diana Nyad an athlete and swimmer.  Diana Nyad: My Life After Sexual Assault By DIANA NYAD NOV. 9, 2017   Diana Nyad at 61, during training for a swim from Key West, Fla., to Cuba. CreditJeffery Salter/Redux Here I was, a strong-willed young athlete. There he was, a charismatic…


RAINN: Danyol’s Story

RAPE, ABUSE, INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK 800.656.HOPE (4673) LIVE CHAT “I just want people to know that they don’t have to be afraid of their truth. Your truth is important, your truth is needed.”  Danyol Jaye was sexually abused and raped repeatedly by his older cousin between the ages of 7 and 10. The cousin enabled multiple perpetrator sexual assault when he locked Danyol in … Read More RAINN: Danyol’s Story


Neil Archbold on Nuddge Mental Health Services

Hi Grace Thanks for the offer to include Nuddge on your blog. Most information is on the website but to add:  – We started Nuddge as everyone in the team has had direct or family experience of depression or anxiety  – We are all seasoned health and tech professionals  -We feel social media doesn’t offer the best solution currently. Too much vanity, too much one upmanship … Read More Neil Archbold on Nuddge Mental Health Services

Triple Shot Thursday *Can’t Stop the Feeling*

This week has been the best in ages, I’ve made new friends thru lengthy conversations. Identified new blogs to follow and received comments from people I haven’t talk to in a long time. You have made me so happy this week, my heart is filled with joy. Let’s see if the music choices can match the joy in my heart. A special treat from … Read More Triple Shot Thursday *Can’t Stop the Feeling*

How to raise successful kids without overparenting —

Moms and dads often feel like they can’t win. If they pay too much attention to their kids, they’re helicopter parents; too little, and they’re absentee parents. What’s the happy medium that will result in truly happy, self-sufficient kids? Here are five tips. 1. Give your kids things they can own and control. “Enlist the… via How to raise successful kids without overparenting —

Which of these habits are keeping you from being a great communicator? —

Yes, we all do these things, but they can suck the life from your conversations, says sound consultant Julian Treasure. Read this and strengthen your gift of gab. Over the years, I’ve identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. I call them the four leeches. Most people —… via Which of these habits are keeping you from being … Read More Which of these habits are keeping you from being a great communicator? —


Originally posted on TheFeatheredSleep:
Is it an astigmatism or The blur of a questioning heart When things are disordered, the very edge? Clutching bitten sides as hollow city dwellers Imagine faces looking downward into fast moving water, seeing drowned doves A predilection for extremes Where daughters cut their ropy hair And open like heart chakras beneath festive lighting in department stores Accents donating starry…

Celebrate with Me, Yesterday I…..

Most know I have Chronic Lyme Diseases, ill for several years and still house bound. I didn’t realize until recently I had developed Agoraphobia created an additional challenge getting behind the wheel. Lyme Diseases left me with early onset of Dementia, my balance is not the best and remembering is my biggest challenge. I’m taking medicine for Dementia and have seen improvement. I had to overcome … Read More Celebrate with Me, Yesterday I…..


Four Tips For Talking To People You Disagree With

Westboro Baptist Church is infamous for attacking celebs but it was Blake Shelton who brought to light the hatred of this church. He wanted to do a concert in the arena, the city quickly said the noise level would get to high, I don’t remember every detail. Blake pulled his friends together, they found enough land and turned the show into a Charity event. I … Read More Four Tips For Talking To People You Disagree With

Triple Shot Thursday *Bono, Jagger, The Edge and U2*

Three specials songs for you this week. U2 is one of my favorite bands. Running to Stand Still has special meaning for me. Aren’t we all running to or from something. The band has a sense of humor, enjoys life and The Edge is an excellent photographer. Their friendship dates back to young boys singing in the Church Choir in Ireland. Have an awesome … Read More Triple Shot Thursday *Bono, Jagger, The Edge and U2*

Domestic Violence

Originally posted on Teela Hart:
This video describes every aspect of domestic violence and it’s effect on men, women and children.

Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional

Originally posted on Teela Hart:
That’s me, I’m FINE. It ain’t pretty in here today so for that I’m sorry. Younger or sensitive readers might want to look away. I suppose that this would be what one might call a dear *Jon* letter if *Jon* was the one gettin’ it. But, he ain’t. The blog is. There are just a few things I want…


I’m Afraid for a Friend! Domestic Violence, Addiction and Narcissistic *Many of you have the scars.

Please pray or send blessings to this beautiful woman who deserves all good life has to offer.  I lost a dear friend years ago. I plan to reblog some of her best post on Domestic Violence. Teela would love to help anyone. I’ve learned you can’t tell a friend what to do, when to do it and all others things we’d like to. When … Read More I’m Afraid for a Friend! Domestic Violence, Addiction and Narcissistic *Many of you have the scars.


Originally posted on Noir:
Thanks Gavin. I love the contrast. M Noir View original post


The Cycle of Abuse, Free Your Mind

Originally posted on Art by Rob Goldstein:
Some days it feels as if my crazy ass Mother is in charge of the U.S. government. It’s lie I woke up to find my crazy making family in charge of the government. I found this old handout from my days as a treatment provider in San Francisco’s mental health system. It was written for survivors of…


Don’t Want Your Post Reblogged?

What happens when my posts get reblogged? An excerpt will be published on the re bloggers site (with a link back to your original post), and you’ll receive a reblog notification in the post comments ( you might need to approve comments first). You’ll also receive an email notification of the reblog. You’ll also receive an email notification of the reblog ↑ Table of … Read More Don’t Want Your Post Reblogged?


We are free when we remove the shackles

We are free to move forward only when we remove the emotional shackles of regret.  Suze Orman

Triple Shot Thursday *All We Need Is Love

All we need is LOVE.  M


How should we talk about mental health?

IDEAS.TED.COM DEC 18, 2013 / Thu-Huong Ha Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles … Read More How should we talk about mental health?

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