Wednesday, June 24, 2015

One Reminder of Loving Myself:




I was looking at a list today of 121 ways to love yourself.
 They were suggestions of what else to do between meals...
Ever eat out of boredom?
Ever eat because it smelled good
Or looked good and you weren't even hungry?
How about eating because other people are doing it
and/or it sounds like a good idea?
There are many reasons we gain weight.
Are you healthy?
There are different kinds of health...
Mental, emotional, spiritual, psycho, social...

I don't draw but I think it would be fun to learn or color again. 
It is always fun to color with children 
And it provides another great opportunity to visit. 

So, this picture reminded me of loving myself. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Starbucks:

Where do you actually hang out? I  have always spent a lot of time in my car with my job in the field of Public Health Nursing. 
(I am distracted right now because my dog is snoring so loud! )
I choose the very closest Starbucks from my house. There are four of them in the vicinity. I am reminded of the popular sitcom, Cheers, because they call out my name as I come in the door. 
(It's too quiet...have to check and see if my dog is still breathing.)
I see the same people on most days if I stick to the same time. Have also had fun conversations and laughs and listened to toe taping music. There's the artist who sets up and paints, the computer geek,  the crossword puzzle guy and students - usually an off duty barista.
On the bulletin board I am allowed to place my card for my book because it supports a non-profit, I appreciate being able to do that. So, this is my thank you to them and I have permission to post this picture. ❤️

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day:

Thank you for my children, God! I did the best I could to protect them and it wasn't good enough. I will be forever sorry. 
     Now there is more information available thru social media and the news. I encourage every mother ... If you see something, say something! Believe your child and stand by their side. 
     This is my public service announcement! If you want to know more about how something horrible could actually happen then read my memoir. It will open your eyes. Then...You won't have any questions.
     Order it on Amazon...

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reporting:

If You Suspect Abuse 
or Need Help Now,
Call 1.888.PREVENT 
or 1-800-4-A-CHILD


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Silence:

Where do you go to find that space that we all need? First we have to quiet the mind, and that can happen anyplace if you are trained to do so. For me, I can do that in my parked car in the sun! But, to walk into a church...the scene is set!
You are welcome to walk into any Catholic Church in the world and pray...
What is that? Just talk to God. He is waiting for you. Peace be with you.

Friday, April 17, 2015

April is Awareness Month for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse:

Give voice...get everyone involved. Ask your faith community to support your endeavors. Have the help number printed in your church bulletin. Each one of us is responsible to protect our children. If you see something, say something. Thank you.  St. Maria Goretti, pray for us.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Writing Prompt:


The first thing I noticed was the empty space in the pack of peppers. It didn't seem to make much of a difference. The pepper family stayed together. I would probably pick one from the middle too...just to see if I could. This picture is the prompt. What don't you see that you want to write about. My title would be,  "this is a Wake Up Call."

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hit By Lightning video:

Go to www.hblproject.com
Share this video with as many as you can...especially Facebook,friends, teachers, nurses, organizations, universities, high schools, press, public figures, law enforcement and youth programs.

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?
V=jjCeYIXxpuO&sns=em

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 07, 1964

The day it started...

And then after marriage and children...

OH NO


It was midnight in my hell and I had just destroyed all the evidence. 

Read "Under My Roof ~ A Mothers Story of the Heinous Ctime of Incest."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sorrow and Grief:

It is such a privilege to be a mother.
Here is the mother of Christ.  When our children suffer, we too have an indescribable ache in our hearts.  Many of us...too many of us know that ache. The number of children who are molested before the age of 18. One in three girls and one in five boys. THEY have mothers...who suffer when they know this has happened to their child. 
Do they ever forget? No! 

A mother who knows and understands is our Blessed Mother given to us by Jesus himself as He hung on the cross. 

Thank you, Jesus. Since my real mom is deceased now I often (daily) turn to her and ask for comfort and consolation for all those who are suffering in any way from the impact of sexual abuse. 

God bless you in your journey of healing and recovery. Keep hopeful as you deal with this trauma and help someone else along the way.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

End Violence:

One Billion Rising is an important event giving a voice to the survivor and making known the resources in communities.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Breaking the Silence:

           Unacceptable;

One thing I really dislike is when people start talking about things but don't know what they are saying. You know the type that likes to hear themselves...be the center of attention. Basically they make up.


                 Acceptable:
You are not sure what is happening. 
You think something might be wrong.
Something doesn't feel quite right.
Is something amiss here? Could be.
I'm a mother and what's going on?
NOW IS THE TIME TO SPEAK UP!!!

"If s mother thinks something is wrong, something is wrong." Btesk the silence. 
Make a report. Tell someone. Protect your family members, neighbors and even strangers.

                   Thank You

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Queen of the Universe:

Tell your children to keep the faith. Our mothers may not always be around for us but Jesus, son of God, gave us His Blessed Mother to comfort and console us. How often I turn to her for consolation. This can be the greatest tool for a survivor. Let children know about her. I keep her on my refrigerator as a reminder to call on her. You too, Please. Amen.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

How to Spell Trouble:

We all usually know what to do AFTER we recognize a problem. So,this word lived ...becomes a solution . We see children react to being too hungry, angry, lonely or tired. Well, So do you and I. 
Next time-halt! Stop! Think about it and take care of the problem.
     You're welcome,
             Mom