"Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed.… Continue reading Dear Amber: Film Premiere Review
When you lose something, you tend to value it a bit more once you regain your grounding. Have you ever thought that maybe, if something or someone is taken away from you, you'll learn to appreciate it or them even more at a later point in life?
Life is not a guarantee scheduled for everyone. There are people of greatness, who never wake up to see the following day. For this very reason, you must live today as if it is your last. Hug someone and let them know that you missed them. Express your love for someone you simply adore. Tell… Continue reading Tomorrow is Not Promised to Anyone
I had two Fathers. No, this was not a situation where both of my fathers were lovers nor was I an adopted child to two men who wanted one of their own. One father was the one who taught me how to bait my own fishing pole, drive… Continue reading My Two Fathers Are Better Than One
As I was having lunch today, it came to me. So many people rather sit back and be content with the 40 hours of labor and paychecks full of deductions, instead of really going out there and claiming what truly belongs to them. Everyone has a dream but when you wake up, is it simply… Continue reading BYOB! Be Your Own Boss
So you're a mother or father of a young child. For whatever reason, you feel the best thing for you to do at this point is to withdraw yourself from your child's life. This means, no attendance at birthday parties, no well-being calls and no "first-time" experiences for you. And you're perfectly okay with it,… Continue reading Waiting for Adulthood before you become a Parent?
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: For every woman who dies by suicide, four men die by suicide, but women are 3x more likely to attempt suicide.i Americans attempt suicide an estimated 1 MILLION times annually iii An American dies by suicide every 12.95 minutes i In 2012, firearms were the most common… Continue reading Suicide: How to recognize it and help prevent it from happening…