This has been our year of escape - we are living free from domestic abuse. Wooohooo! So - emotional resilience. Have you heard of it? We’ve had some great advice from people this year and emotional resilience has been big. When my kids get frustrated about not being able to do something and then get angry, I now understand that the antidote to it all is building up emotional resilience in them. Like today. It was so funny watching my littlest jumping up to grab apples from the tree. He was just a smidge too short to get to them! But then the frustration started to kick in. ‘Mummeeeeee I can’t do it!!!’ I knew it was about to turn into ‘Raaaaaaa!’ I had do the mum thing before frustration turned into anger. So I got my eldest to climb into the tree. You should have seen us, getting her up there was hilarious! It was great distraction for littlest too, which took the sting out of his frustration.
And the two of them worked out the next bit without any extra help. Scroll through these heart warming pics to see. I just love that they made a shoe lift to get the apples down! Made me smile so much 😁 End result - two happy kids! And me in stitches watching them!
So that’s it, building emotional resilience by just a little step of risk taking, confidence building, team working, a word of encouragement.
I know it sounds like such little things but they are all the anecdote to trauma and are building up emotional resilience in my kids. And that’s my dream for their future. I want them to grow up strong, content, curious, independent, secure in themselves.
You’re probably doing it already - would love to know how you’re building up emotional resilience in your loved ones!
I quit my corporate job last December telling myself I am meant for more.. I felt that in my soul.. spent $3,000 getting my real estate license! I remember sitting in @kateeegordon suv in Feb running out of money, almost in tears saying “Kate I can feel something good is going to happen.. I know what my passion - I want to help people & I want to sew.. what am I going to do?”.. over a month later I launched LALAGRAC on the anniversary of my rape with a goal of if I helped one person heal and tell their story I would be winning.. coming up on a year.. this company has changed my life.. I wear this company with pride & such joy in my heart! I’ve had a negative bank account, I’ve almost lost my house and my car.. I never gave up.. risk it all for your hopes & dreams.. its soooo worth it 🖤
Lots and lots of progress is being made at the Maricopa Family Advocacy Center! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make it possible! 🔨💙 #teamwork#WingedHope#HopeHeals
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This is a picture about “a Daughter and a Door”. My bedroom door had all those messages and artwork displayed because they were written by my two daughters. They were inspiring love notes saying “single mom strong mom” “Love you moose” etc etc. When she called the police she removed all those inspiring notes as they were evidence of some difficult times I survived as a wife of abusive husband. Whether Josie kept theses papers for me for when I return for my things or whether she crumpled them up and threw them in the trash I don’t know. How I could have raised a daughter that could do this to her own mom again I don’t know. But she never complained or cried to me or made an ultimatum that whatever she could not tolerate of me I must stop at once. It was suddenly. Without any incidence whatsoever between us. It was one minute eating my Italian Ice while I recover in the hospital the next minute served a protection order and now it’s almost a year since I’ve seen my room, the door, and my daughters. I’m not going through this hell for nothing and trying to explain the situation is humiliating because I can hardly explain it myself ! #spiritualwarfare#orderofprotection#protectionorder#domesticviolence#manipulation#intimidation#deception#mother#daughterdearest#mybabygirls#faith#peace#home#homeless
https://www.gofundme.com/stark2018 easier link to type out. Please even if you cant donate share anywhere. I left the relationship and am on fmla unpaid. Omce i can go back to work i still have a job. I just need a little help #domesticviolence#dvsurvivor#gofundme#momof6#giving
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These two are fur real about standing up to the patriarchy and they won’t sit down and roll over until something has changed!
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We are standing up to the pet-triachy and that’s nothing to be sniffed at. We need you guys hounding your mates, and adopting a bit of pack mentality, because when we work together, we will lead the way for a better future. .