Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Writing

Making a Difference to Just One

A while back a friend talked to me about her desire to make a difference in the lives of others by getting her "story" out there. That story consists of almost being murdered by her ex-husband. No one--as in not one--not even the doctors, expected her to survive. But survive she did! She's truly a… Continue reading Making a Difference to Just One

Advocacy, Gratitude, Health

Change Begins with One

    April is an exceptionally busy month in the world of criminal law. Not only does it hold National Crime Victims' Rights Week, but it's also Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. So for those of us who work in the criminal law arena, by the end of April, we're… Continue reading Change Begins with One

Advocacy, Alcoholism, Writing

Writing Communities

For a writer, deciding to belong to a community of other writers will be one of the best choices you make. Writers understand other writers and the struggles we all go through like no one else can. It's similar, I suppose, to any group of people with like interests. Cops can understand each other's black… Continue reading Writing Communities

Advocacy, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

The Glass Half Full

We've been getting so much rain here in Colorado this May that I'm beginning to wonder if we should bypass the umbrellas that are well stocked in the entryway of the stores or go straight for the sporting goods section to fetch some life jackets. I'm pretty sure we've┬ápassed up Seattle at this point. In… Continue reading The Glass Half Full

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Quotes

Appreciate the Struggles

I heard something so profound today that I had to share it. Where I work we had a White Dove releasing┬áceremony this morning for National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The released doves represented and honored the victims we serve. The man who owns the doves told us that when he first began this work, when… Continue reading Appreciate the Struggles