Victim Blaming

Victim Blaming

One of the ways abusers exert power over those they abuse is by twisting the truth and blaming their victim for the abuse. From the outside, victim blaming it is hard to understand why anyone would possibly believe they were responsible for somebody else abusing them....

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Financial Abuse, sometimes I still feel ashamed!

Financial Abuse, sometimes I still feel ashamed!

I am in the process of completing my book 'Domestic Violence, Changing Culture, Saving Lives' and I need to add content about financial abuse. When I am adding content to my book, before writing first I look back on other articles to see if I have covered this...

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Workplace Domestic Violence Training, is it safe?

Workplace Domestic Violence Training, is it safe?

When my children were young I was a Personal Trainer and Health Coach. It enabled me to work around my responsibilities as a mother and combine my love of training and Marathon running. I first started running as a way to help deal with the with the depression and...

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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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