Finally I Woke Up

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I write this fourth post about my life as a victim of spousal abuse and my survival to hopefully help and encourage someone else. You can read the first three posts to give you the background on how our marriage began to crumble. Inescapable Once I … More Finally I Woke Up

The Joy of Life

Sometimes I have to admit that I get joy mixed up with being thankful. The two are different but so intertwined in my life, that I rarely feel one without the other. Most mornings as a child I was awakened by one of my parents calling out, “Rise and Shine!” (I now know my mom … More The Joy of Life

Letter To My Childhood Self

My Letter to myself, Little Elaine, about learning self love and appreciating myself more to prepare me was published on Candid Slice. I hope it may reach more people and help someone. In an effort to deal with some painful experiences in my married life and to continue growing greater self confidence and self … More Letter To My Childhood Self