Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Take Action!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month will continue this year as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. The observed month has been running since 1995 when several organizations including the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence united to tackle the problem. Why is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so important? AM I BEING ABUSED? Does your partner: embarrasses the other person with put-downs looks or acts in ways that are … [Read more...]

Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman, one that has risen above her own challenges, hardships; and like the phoenix has soared into the stratosphere out of the ashes transformed, stronger than ever before. Today, sharing her life experience, she devotes her time to bettering the lives of all Women in her community, offering them a 'hand up' and not a 'hand out'. Domestic and sexual abuse is a dark passage to go through, and 7 - 10 women will … [Read more...]

Sandra (Alexandra) Thetford – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is absolutely elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman! In this story, you will hear the voice of a woman that has 'lived her life outside the box', taking in stride what most of us consider to be a major crisis. Her Faith and Self Esteem, the 'knowing' of who she is, has graced her with the courage and strength to face change, often. Her Journey has allowed her to experiment, learn and grow, with experiences from Motherhood to the stock market..... Her … [Read more...]

OCTOBER is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month – Men Don’t Tell

On March 14, 1993, CBS aired "Men Don't Tell," a TV movie about domestic violence starring Peter Strauss and Judith Light. The twist: Strauss's character, construction executive Ed MacAffrey, was abused by his wife Laura, played by Light. Based on a true story, it dramatizes the story of a loving husband, who is terrorized by the violent behavior of his wife. He had long endured the physical and emotional abuse heaped upon him by his neurotic wife. He tolerates this not only because he … [Read more...]

Violence is not always Visible, Henriette Eiby Christensen

How Anger (and education) Saved Me From Suicide   Six years ago, I came out of a 12-year verbally abusive relationship not knowing what had happened.  First relief, then not understanding why I felt so bad, and kept feeling like the world would be a better place without me in it. Then ANGER.   No way was I going to let him continue to have that kind of power over me – I had to understand everything, not only for myself, but also for my three children. And so I started writing and … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Eileen Bencivengo

A Celebration of Women™ ... is elated to Celebrate the Life os this woman. Not only is she a Survivor; she realizes today that she is a Thrivor! Having Risen Above her Greatest Challenges in Life, she is now here to help the Women of our World. Welcome with us another awesome Woman Taking Action !!! WOMAN of ACTION™ Eileen Bencivengo I grew up in a loving environment. My mom and dad were very loving but strict parents. I was daddy’s little girl and mommy’s … [Read more...]

The Real Cause of Narcissism ~ Why has narcissism permeated our world?

  The Real Cause of Narcissism Why has narcissism permeated our world?   The answer: Because we have not evolved (as a world society) to understand the necessity to create an authentic emotional self. To be ‘at one’ with ourselves, life and others is a very spiritual experience… To not be ‘at one’ is a hellish experience – this state is where narcissism is born. It’s simple: Every Act of Abuse Is Born From Emotional Pain, Fear and a Need to Control. When we are ‘at one’ … [Read more...]

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