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July 17, 2019

     

     I have always thought the purpose of life was to be happy. That is until I came across this quote yesterday. Sure, I had my doubts about happiness as a goal. Mindfulness ,as I practice and teach it, is all about invites staying open to the full rang...

January 10, 2019

It's doesn't just affect Domestic Violence victims and soldiers with PTSD.  Everyone has experienced some type of trauma they would do well to process and release. Trauma is defined according to dictionary.com, as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an e...

October 30, 2018

    It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) developed a unified message around #1Thing. Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities' collective “#1Things”...

March 29, 2018

If you've read my previous posts you maybe noticing a change in perspective on this one! Do you see how I am changing my series? Rather than focusing on the red flags of spotting an abuser I am flipping the script. I want to manifest in the positive. And honesty, who d...

March 2, 2018

Imagine if you could spot an abuser on a first or second date.

What if you could already tell if s/he is a would-be abuser? If you know what to look for you can.

One telltale sign is the abuser’s alloplastic defenses – a tendency to blame every mistake on others, every f...

February 26, 2018

Does your partner isolate you from your friends and family? Consider whether you feel free.

Even in the most committed healthy relationships, each partner should feel the freedom to express themselves and make their own decisions. Abusive people intentionally strip thei...

February 13, 2018

Being subjected to abusive behavior is a painful, confusing experience for many reasons.  According to Michael Steiner, Community Mental Health Counselor at Evolution Counseling, the trick most abusers pull is to shift the blame for the abusive situation onto thei...

January 31, 2018

Have you ever had an abusive partner? That is someone who has used degrading and demeaning language, withheld affection or financial help in order to punish you, hit you, shoved you, punched you, kicked you, or consistently yelled at you? 

And after being involved with...

January 16, 2018

Research shows that the mood swings of an abusive individual can be staggering. For instance, they can go from pleasant and romantic to total rage in a matter of seconds. I have seen this first hand. This extremely unpredictable behavior is typically aimed at a partner...

January 2, 2018

In my book, Urge Overkill this clue took Ava awhile to get her mind around. A real long time, as in 20 some years. Selective raging is a an excuse that doesn't hold water. Of course, there is no justification for any kind of domestic violence. This factoid came from th...

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