A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Harvest the Benefits of Pumpkin! Happy Fall Everyone!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, not just because the falling leaves are so beautiful, but because it’s pumpkin season!  I will sample (and probably love) anything that contains pumpkin.  The more natural, the better; though even pumpkin cookies, pies, dips, muffins, and […]

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Join our #actionagainstabuse campaign

In honor of DV Awareness Month, we are building an #actionagainstabuse social media campaign to call for action on those issues that we, as a community, feel have been neglected in the discussion around domestic violence.  We invite you to join us in this campaign, to heighten awareness among decision-makers of what issues need to […]

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LGBTQ and Domestic Violence

This guide is a repost from Center for American Progress LGBT Domestic Violence Fact Sheet and is meant to provide you with general information on Domestic Violence  issues among the LGBTQ population in the U.S.  Please feel free to share any additional information you may have! Research has shown that domestic violence victims in same-sex relationships are not […]

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Surviving Being Molested (part 1)

By Antonio Gonzales The first time someone mentioned “self-love” to me, I thought that person was from Mars.  I could definitely relate to selfishness and self-hatred, but self-love was not in my vocabulary.  Memories of being molested as a child left me with emotional scars that, until I became sober (almost 8 years now!), seemed like […]

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