Independence vs Freedom from the Lies of CDV

Posted on 1/19/15

Some children learn fierce independence growing up with domestic violence. But independent does not mean free from the Lies learned in that home. Often stuck in a physical environment that is stressful and violent, these children will often grow up choosing

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Is Your Past Still Affecting You Today?

Posted on 1/14/15

Anger and domestic violence are an unfortunate pairing, but all-too common. You don’t have to live with the past. You don’t have to live in anger. You don’t have to live with the damage of domestic violence. You can know,

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The Origins of Anger

Posted on 12/12/14

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Lingering anger arises out of domestic violence. Children feel it and adults actually nurture it. Here we’re going to look at anger’s origins in domestic violence, and explore how an adult can recognize the anger for what it is and

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Transforming Resentment into Compassion

Posted on 12/4/14

Resentment to Compassion

We learn 10 pervading lies while growing up with domestic violence. I discuss each one in my book Invincible. In this blog post, however, I want to particularly highlight the lie of resentment. This is a poisonous emotion that makes

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Why Adults Remain Silent about Domestic Violence

Posted on 11/28/14

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As we face society’s relative silence around children living with domestic violence and the adults who grew up with it in the past, it helps to also consider why adults might choose to remain silent about any domestic violence they

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Leaders and Celebrities Who Grew Up With Domestic Violence

Posted on 11/21/14

Leaders and celebrities who grew up

Did you know that some of the most accomplished and celebrated people grew up living with domestic violence? As we begin to look at the unsung gifts of adversity, I want to acknowledge those in the spotlight who have overcome

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Do You Feel Alone After a Childhood of Domestic Violence?

Posted on 11/18/14

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  Life after a childhood of domestic violence can feel very lonely. Such children learn early on that it can be safer to isolate themselves, plus they develop the belief that they cannot trust others – and so they keep

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