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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

I think everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but did you know it is also Domestic Violence Awareness month?  Unfortunately, I have been effected by both, but this year I plan to focus more on domestic violence.

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Some of you may remember that back in May, our family suffered an unexpected and devastating loss.  Monica, my beautiful 28 year old cousin, was murdered by her boyfriend.  I think of her almost every single day.  My mind is filled with the images of what her last moments were probably like and I can’t make them go away.

A few weeks ago while watching Dr. Phil, I noticed that he has launched a new campaign.  His mission is to “End the Silence on Domestic Violence” and I could not be happier to see someone with his fame helping spread the word.

I mentioned in my post after Monica died that I wouldn’t let her death be in vain.  I would find ways to help, things I could do, and so I have a few of them to share with y’all today.  I have already done or am currently in the process of doing the following things and it would mean so much if you decided to join me.

To learn more, you can visit Dr. Phil’s website.  He has a ton of resources listed and a lot of helpful information.  Here is the link to the original show and here is page with more ways you can get involved.

I do this for her.



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  • >I'm so sorry for your loss…she is absolutely beautiful! It's wonderful that you are raising awareness and I hope that this awareness will reduce it all the way around.

  • Thank you for focusing on Domestic Violence. I was married to an abuser for almost ten years. Ten horrible, miserable, painful years. I did get out alive., but so many don’t. I am so sorry for your loss. I don’t really talk a lot about what happened to me in my past, but I want to help to. If it’s okay I would like to put the number you have on your blog on mine. Thanks

    • I know I am little slow on replying to your comment, but I am so glad you got out and are willing to share your story to help others. Thank you for posting the graphic on your blog! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to