So, what does constitute physical abuse?

So, what does constitute physical abuse?

In my line of work, I hear many stories of abuse every week. Over the years, I have noticed a pattern. Women will say to me, it was never physically abusive, but it was mental and emotional abuse. Then they will go on to tell me things that happened to them while in...

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A thank you on International Women’s Day

A thank you on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day! It is a day where I stop to think are things getting better in the area of domestic violence? You know I would love to say yes, but if I am honest I would say the answer is a resounding no! We need to keep the conversation going...

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At first I didn’t notice the abuse

At first I didn’t notice the abuse

I have a bad elbow, it is really painful, even it touching my clothes hurts. It is clear I have done something to injure it. But surely with this pain, that is getting worse I would notice when the injury happened and be able to tell when this pain started. It was...

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A New Year  A New Hope

A New Year A New Hope

So, 2016 is over and will forever be in the past. As each year passes I always take time to reflect. Did I truly live this year? Was I the person I want to be? For me as with so many others 2016 was a mixed bag for me. Professionally it was the year every business...

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Seeking help this Christmas

Seeking help this Christmas

Christmas holidays are a time most people associate with happiness, gift giving and family. For many the thought of the holidays brings up happy memories and feelings of joy. December is filled with shopping and Christmas celebrations. This is the time of year...

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Why We Need Paid Domestic Violence Leave

Why We Need Paid Domestic Violence Leave

There is a good deal of conversation going on around the subject of domestic violence leave at the moment. I have made no secret of the fact I am in favour. I come to this conclusion based on experience, listening to the arguments and to talking to corporate. I...

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