The voice waiting to be spoken

The past seven years I’ve spoken publicly about my ‘Adverse Childhood Experience’ and the life path of continued tolerance of violence. I’ve been extremely blessed to have made friendships and become a ‘Survivor Voice’ through various task force, trauma training, and community events here in Illinois, but even more so are all the survivors I’veContinue reading “The voice waiting to be spoken”

Breathe – Change – Live

Are you holding your breath as we wait to hear the final decision about Brett Kavanaugh? This is a time when survivors are being triggered because as we hear the details of cases come forward; each has its own similarities our history. It is in its true form, ‘Secondary Wounding‘ because we are waiting toContinue reading “Breathe – Change – Live”

It’s like your emotional brain has a cold

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I know locally in Southern Illinois there is an effort to inform society about Mental Illness and what we can do to help.  The day to day forms of mental illness you see in family and friends can be anything from the equivalent of I have a coldContinue reading “It’s like your emotional brain has a cold”

In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide

As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to a close, I’d say there was a much larger presence of those focused on this issue and those others which can be the beginning steps to trafficking. I’d like to remind everyone that for those who have or are trying to survive the influence human trafficking has leftContinue reading “In ‘the life’ – survive vs. suicide”

  It’s been a three year battle here in Illinois, but finally Gov Rauner now has two bills SB189 Sex Crime Against Children Statute of Limitations & SB1842 Involuntary Servitude of a Child & Trafficking in Persons Statute of Limitations updates. Thankfully Rep Jay Hoffman never gave up and stayed determine. Thankfully AG Madigan createdContinue reading

Hosts and Programs on Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio!!!!

Butterfly Dreams Abuse Recovery Blog Talk Radio Hosts & Programming http://www.blogtalkradio.com/butterflydreamsabuserecovery CALL IN TO TALK LIVE W/ OUR HOSTS (347)215-7754 Join in our open chatroom discussions and be empowered with understanding of abuse and/or family/relationship violence!!! We are a team dedicated to bringing you exciting upbeat conversations and fabulous guests, while we all learn toContinue reading “Hosts and Programs on Butterfly Dreams Talk Radio!!!!”

Encouraging their lives…..

Well, I’m turning fifty soon and I try to recall if I encouraged my children to chase their dreams and their full potential? In my children’s youth I do recall appreciating all the sweet little playtime creations they came up with and shared with me. My son became an excellent artist at a young ageContinue reading “Encouraging their lives…..”