When mission and passion collide

When mission and passion collide

For me 2018 is going to be a year when my mission and my passion collide. I am proud of the work I do. Deciding to share my story for a living was not an easy decision. The temptation to put the past in the past and let it rest was strong. But, I decided to use my...

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Taking time to relax this holiday season.

Taking time to relax this holiday season.

Like many of you I have worked hard this year and i am looking forward to the holiday season. I have had my share of success and my share my failures in 2017. This has been a year when my health has been challenging. I couldn't train because of injury, exercise is my...

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Christmas time is here again

Christmas time is here again

Christmas is here, and I am now one of the lucky ones; for whom Christmas brings love, laughter and good times. I am extremely grateful for this. Here is the top five things I am grateful for this Christmas: A safe place to call home. The financial freedom to feed my...

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Domestic violence – how far have we really come?

Domestic violence – how far have we really come?

Today I was asked if I thought things had really improved for those living with domestic violence. Are people reaching out to them or are we still turning our heads and pretending we don't see it? I would have loved to say an unequivocally that things had improved,...

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25th November, What it means to me as a survivor

25th November, What it means to me as a survivor

As, a survivor of domestic violence the 25th November is a day when I feel acknowledged. It is the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women or White Ribbon Day. My social media feeds are filled with stories of brave women sharing their story, in...

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Does terminology matter?

Does terminology matter?

The terminology around domestic violence can seem confusing and although many of them essentially mean the same thing it is important to understand them and some people have a preference for one rather than another. Domestic Violence DV - an abbreviation of domestic...

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Community Support and Financial Stability

Community Support and Financial Stability

The workplace has the potential to not only change lives but to save them. Two crucial components for someone living in or escaping from an abusive relationship is community and financial stability. Employers can offer both of these. The workplace is a community. The...

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We must end the silence.

We must end the silence.

The balance of power is shifting in Hollywood with actresses who have long been forced into silence or vilified for speaking up now banding together. The silence around Harvey Weinstein has has ended and since then he has been: Sacked from his company His wife has...

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Adult Survivors of Childhood Domestic Violence

Adult Survivors of Childhood Domestic Violence

The talk around domestic violence has started to include the impact on childhood for children raised in an abusive household. There is absolutely no way a child can live in a home where abuse is a daily part of life and not be effected. Children witness the...

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