Hope you all enjoy your dinner today but remember the FOCUS should be on the ONE who blesses us! Thinking of my family and friends, neighbors and fellow parishioners.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Many survivors have told me that they wish their mother
had read my book. I would suggest you buy my book for them.
Let them write in it. Underline things and cross out stuff.
It is in the second edition which means an introduction
has been added and also a section for beginning conversations.
Let's talk about it. I would also invite "mothers of survivors" to contact me.
This has been helpful to discuss and support one another.
Each day more and more mothers are in the spot we have been in.
We are strong. We have voices and we love our children.
You can do this. We can't do it alone. Our faith is the biggest contributor
but this is a start.
Walk into any bookstore and order it today.
And I thank you and the Survivor's Healing Center thanks you.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The evening news names the newest sexual abuse cases. A Rabbi for one and a school bus driver. There is NO place that is risk free for our children.
Remember that most victims of abuse know their abuser. So important to sit down and eat meals with your children and spend time talking to them. Even then it may not be possible to protect them but you must always try.
Labels:Book Release, Under My Roof, Smashwords #protect children. #stop abuse #dinnertime #rabbi #bus driver #evening news
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
"...I remembered the smell of his breath, the tone of his voice and his piercing stare. Out of habit, I scanned the obits for his name and finished my coffee."
Today I read his obit in the paper. I finished my coffee and got into the shower. Emalou King
Saturday, October 26, 2013
In June 2013, PBS Frontline aired a segment about the sexual exploitation of migrant field workers in the United States called Rape in the Fields. The news story was released by PBS in both English and Spanish. Crops in the story were referred to as "field of panties." At the time of the airing of this news documentary, no criminal prosecutions had been brought forward by farm workers and no reliable statistics were available. It is clearly a huge problem and hardship for the victims.
On the news (this week in October 2013) 30 cases of rape in the fields had been reported in Watsonville. Many people fear losing their jobs.
Thank you for stoping the silence.
There is help available.
Rape is a crime.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Monday is a holiday. October 14th. Are your plans productive?
Do you end up cleaning and doing the errands and chores on
the days you have off or do you relax and enjoy the day?
I love to hang the flag on these days. It's such a reminder
of this great country. It's hard to remember how wonderful this great nation is of ours when there is so much discourse. But I am grateful to live here. Thank you God for our great country and for the persons who first arrived. Prayers for our president and congress. I prefer to make our holidays holy days and attend Mass in Thanksgiving.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Fr. Patrick Dooling of Monterey
wrote the foreword to the book written by Emalou King, RN of Soquel.
UNDER MY ROOF ~ A MOTHER'S STORY OF THE HEINOUS CRIME OF INCEST
This book is available now...
Reviews can be read on Amazon and it can
also be ordered from any book store in the country.
It's time to start the conversation about child sexual abuse with others.
This is not a topic anyone wants to talk about, but it might save a life.
The trauma from rape and sexual abuse should not be kept secret or
forgotten. It is helpful to find ways to heal and share your story.
Proceeds go to the Survivor's Healing Center of Santa Cruz, California.
The most comprehensive program in the country for survivor's of
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Right at lunchtime,
three minutes past noon to be exact,
I got my boy.
Jimmy was 8 pounds and 3 ounces and 21"-
the largest and loudest baby in the nursery.
He was an angel:
a baby with a head of flaxen fuzz
and big blue eyes.
I loved him immediately.
excerpt from second edition,"Under My Roof..."
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Happy Birthday to my father...RIP
Monday, September 23, 2013
Emalou King, RN, BSN, Phn, of Soquel, active advocate and supporter of the Survivor's Healing Center of Santa Cruz has a second edition of her book entitled "Under My Roof: A Mother's Story of the Heinous Crime of Incest" (169 pages, Trade paperback) has been released by local publisher, Six Degrees Publishing, this week. The first edition was released as an eBook in 2010. The new second edition includes an Introduction which addresses the uptick in reported abuse cases, such as the Jerry Sandusky case, and a series of reflective question to assist the reader, groups and book clubs by opening conversations about the recognition and the signs of sexual abuse, bringing about an end to it, and beginning the healing process.
King began writing her memoir after attending writing workshops held by local best-selling author, Ellen Bass who coauthored with Laura Davis "The Courage to Heal" (reissued 2008, NY, Collins Living). Royalties from the sale of the "Under My Roof" ebook, and now the print edition, go to the Survivor's Healing Center in Santa Cruz, a program of the Family Service Agency of the Central Coast.
"Under My Roof" will be available through bookstores and online throughout the US, Canada, EU, UK and Australia. King accepts speaking engagements and book signings in the future.
For more information contact email@example.com and visit emalouking.blogspot.com
Sunday, September 22, 2013
NOT LIKE THIS...
|NOT LIKE THIS...|
|NOT LIKE THIS|
distingquished looking teacher and muscled coach and pretty teacher and attractive uniformed.
This means you CANNOT tell by his/her looks. This is the first mistake. I took a tour of a prison
while in Nurses Training and had never seen a more collective group of beautiful faces and muscles.
Don't be fooled. Let children know about this #1 fact. Oh and he might also be a really NICE person!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie
Saturday, September 7, 2013
"...It's midnight in my hell and without realizing it,
I have just destroyed all of the evidence."
Available at bookstores
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Second Edition Release
Reader's Conversation Guide inside
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
On Sunday two people will come to my house and remove the beautiful
Statue of the Pilgrim St. Joseph.
He has spent the week here and people in my park community have
stopped by to pray with me. It has been so nice.
In order to complement the process I made a St. Joseph Box-
like my Mary Box. Prayers are placed in the box. When we say a word it becomes alive and the same happens in prayer when we actually write the words
down, fold the paper and slip it into the box.
The prayer box is sealed when it is full (which it nearly is...) and the box will be burned. So many intentions have been prayed as well as the Rosary and
We have prayed for our parish ~ St. Joseph's Catholic community
of Capitola, California.
I am sure the next family on the list will also enjoy this experience.
Prayer has gotten me through every difficulty I have had in my life.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
- Virginia Satir
Borrowed from the Twelve Principle Quotes