They told me I needed to tell my story, but…

When I first arrived back in the United States, as I met people during the course of casual conversations the common questions were: Where do you live? What do you do? How long have you been here? It was hard to cover up that this California girl had lived in the Middle East for nearly […]

10 years ago…

10 years ago I was still living in Middle East. I had experienced political terrorism, missing booby trapped cars by minutes. I had escaped military conflicts dodging bullets, bombs and fires. Yet that was nothing compared to the war and terror going on within my own home. I had been living for more than 2 […]

When you’ve doubted you’re a good mother

Mother’s Day. This can mean a very beautiful day, a day charged with intense feelings, or a day of remorse, guilt or sadness. Or all of it. As a mother I’ve shared many ups and downs with my daughter. Times when we laughed so hard, we peed in our pants. Times when she cried, and […]

5 Signs of Intimidation You need to know

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ll be sending a series of emails this month covering this topic. It’s truly pathetic and sad that in today’s society that we need to have so many organizations worldwide to protect women and girls against the fear and terror caused by men in their lives who should […]

2 Key Control may be sneaking into your life

As a reminder, October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I gave a talk the other week, 3 Key Shifts to Transform Your Life (and Business). Afterwards, a woman told me that even though she knew her husband was narcissistic and controlling, she didn’t know that she was actually experiencing domestic abuse until she heard […]

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