Link to “Anger as Transformation”

I realized the link to my article on anger never made it on the blog! I was traveling that week, speaking and attending conferences, and missed posting it! Here’s a teaser and link for you all.¬† ūüôā ******************************************************* I‚Äôve always loved science‚ÄĒchemistry, neurobiology, astronomy; experiments to test hypotheses; and the constant expansion of scientific fields,…

The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

    I discovered the art of zentangle in recent months as a means to artistically draw our way to healing. It is a fun process and enough friends have asked about it that I collected the best online resources together in one place.  I hope this helps you have fun drawing and zentangling your way…

A Litany for Women Who Suffer on Mother’s Day¬†

I know Mother’s Day is nothing more than an occasion for many women to feel intense grief. For others, this day might as well be a hashtag for antagonizing loss. And for yet other women, this isnt a celebration at all, but instead a reminder of anger.  And I want to say… I hear you….

Review with Excerpts: Lundy Bancroft’s New Book

Lundy Bancroft‘s new book “Daily Wisdom for Why Does He Do That?” (Berkley Books, 2015) is a fantastic new, game-changing, tool for those of us who work with victims of domestic violence. ¬†It is also an amazing resource for survivors to access and use individually. The book is divided¬†into several parts. These include: How to…

Responding to Domestic Violence Accusations

My latest article was published on Christian Feminism Today. It took me a month to write, rewrite, and edit. Many friends contributed to the shaping of this final document. Here’s a teaser… “How often do religious leaders choose protecting the ones in power over giving voice to the people accusing these leaders of abuse? Way…

‘Christian Feminism Today’ Article, Dr. Christy Sim

Christian Feminism Today released my article on How to Help a Victim of Violence today.¬† Here is a snippet teaser: “Since graduating with a doctorate focused on domestic violence and healing, the question I am most frequently asked is ‚ÄúHow can I help my friend or family member who I know is being hurt?‚ÄĚ This…

Let’s Talk About Items Victims Might Need

This week I heard someone comment “I don’t think anyone living in a domestic violence shelter will be caring about what they have to wear” and I thought:¬† It must be time to bring out my list of ideas! Violence victims DO care about personal items in the shelter. I know from experience that it…

Let’s Talk about Thriving

If you would have told me I would write about thriving while I sat sobbing in shock, during my first meal at the domestic violence shelter, I would have thought you were crazy. If you came to me in those moments I sat in silence, alone in the chapel of the shelter (trying to make…