Prevent Teen Violence and Abuse

Teens this is for you. Your life Matters. Love every part of you.

February is teen dating violence awareness month

April is sexual assault awareness month

Statistics from loveisrespect.org

  • Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
  • One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence.
  • One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • One quarter of high school girls have been victims of physical or sexual abuse.
  • Approximately 70% of college students say they have been sexually coerced.

A warning means act now or get out before the exploration

1.  If you are called bad words, verbally abusing or names over the phone/text or chat end the relationship.

2.  Threatening you or self if you don’t do what they ask you to do.

3.  Minimizing your feeling or thoughts, like what you say don’t matter.

4.  Coercing you into sending sexual pictures, which is a crime.

5.  Demanding your phone and password, or on your social media sites.

6.  Threatening to post humiliating information about you or lying on you.

7.  Keeping you away from family or friends.

8.  Checking up on you or following you.

9.  Getting angry if you can’t spend time with him.

10.  Blaming yo.u

11.  Extremely jealous, moody or insecure.

12.  Physically hitting.

13. Explosive temper

14. You are afraid to disagree with your boyfriend or girlfriend because what they might do.

These are some of the warning signs, please tell your parents, a trusted friend and police.

I plan to publish teen book Oct/Nov 2020 “I Love Me from Pieces Made Whole” just for you. Check out the new cover. What you think?

Grace girls rock, remember love doesn’t have to hurt.

Be safe,

Denise

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“I Love ME From Pieces Made Whole”

Hello Family and Friends,

“I Love ME from Pieces Made Whole” is my teen book soon to be published in a few months. I am so excited and blessed to be able to share Grace’s story to prevent and empower teens. Grace will also introduce her bracelet and sugar scrub set for ten blessed person will have a chance to win.

The book promotes self-worth, reflections, hope, forgiveness, and healing from domestic violence and abuse.

Please post comments, about the book cover! What do you think? Looking forward to reading your comments. Thanks!

Grace girl…Rebuilding after

Domestic Violence and Emotional Abuse is one of the hardest things to survive. Just know you can do it! You are free from your abusive, please continue to safety plan. 

Tips:

  • Change your phone number and get caller ID.
  • Change your locks and check windows.
  • Change your work hours and your routes to and from work.
  • Tell family and friends to be alert.
  • Get a restraining order.

It’s time to think about you. When was the last time you did something just for you?  Think about what could  make you happy?  What brings you joy?  

Read a good book?  Get a facial? When was the last time? If you can’t answer, then it’s time you start PAMPERING  YOU!

Keys…You are so beautiful, loving and kind.  You spend so much of your time focusing on others.  Yes, they appreciate it.  And you feel good also. I know it’s hard rebuilding yourself after an abusive relationship. The journey is long but we are worth it.

Everyday we should thank God, eat a balanced meal, exercise, drink plenty of water and pray.

It’s also nice to have some me time.  If you love and appreciate yourself.  spend time with yourself, then you can carry so much more love over to others.  Joy and happiness comes from you and no one else.  Your family, friends and others may positively affect your mood sometimes.

Others love to be around people that are likable.

1.  Think about what you love about yourself?

2.  What makes you happy?

3.  What brings you joy?

4.  Instead of focusing on celebrating once you get that new job, or make your next million, have fun now!  Celebrate each day that God gives you breath.

Be blessed,

Denise Hardnett

“Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt”

Empowerment Tools

5 Self-Empowerment Tips for Success - Operation Meditation

When you are share personal things with another. You believe its just between you too. That’s trust and empowerment.

When you both are sharing, you respect and listen to one another. That’s believing and empowerment.

Empowerment Affirmations That Work Fast

When you respect each other decisions to make the best choice for yourself. That’s showing you respect me and that’s empowerment.

Its so okay to share plans and things that can help around our community. That’s love and empowerment.

Please comment and share. Let continue to empower one another.

What do you think?

Blessings,

Denise, Grace girl for life.

Remember: Love Doesn’t have to Hurt

Self-Care means self-love

Hey Grace girls,

With everything, that the world is going through, together we can make it.

The first step is self-care. Daily Affirmation that say I accept me.

*Get enough sleep, rest, and daily devotions. That includes walking, stretching, and yoga. Balance with plenty of water and healthy foods.

*Manage your stress. Focus on forgiveness and kindness.

*Set boundaries and communicate. Ask for help when you need it.

*Spend quality time with God, reading, and journal. Enjoy your family, friends, and hobbies.

*Spend time alone to renew your mind, body, and soul. Make changes for the better.

*Create an organized and healthy lifestyle.

*Money management.

*Never stop learning.

*Create a positive work space.

Please remember to love and peace. Feel free to comment and share.

Denise, a Grace girl for life!

PS. Don’t forget to take a bubble bath.

Finding you? Your Purpose in Life

When we stay in an abusive relationships, we suffer and our children suffer the most.  Most times we lose us, our purpose and dreams, only to survive.  It’s time to get back to finding you! Your life matters!

Finding your purpose, take action. Don’t give up.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

 Living everyday is a struggle for us but we can change that by trusting in God.  Once we have that personal relationship, we will begin to love yourself.  

When we love us, then we will make better choices.  Only then, we will leave that abusive relationship.

Ask yourself these questions to find out and write them down to hold your self accountable. Take action to finding your purpose in life.

If you had one year to live, what would you do or go everyday?

Try something new?

What do you feel deep in your spirit?

What ignites your passion in your soul?

What comes natural for you?

What idea or ideas you can’t let go of?

What can you do for free?

What do you do and you forget about the time?

Once you answer all these questions, you should know your purpose.

God bless and remember Grace girls rock. Share and comment. Thanks for visiting and come again.

Blessing.

Denise

Grace Girls Bill of Rights for Survivors

I am me and I have a right to be ME.

I am a queen of the most high.

I have the right to feel safe and be safe at all times.

I have the right to feel love and be respected.

I am not perfect but deserve to be treated right.

I have the right to go and see who I want to see without fear.

I have the right to ask questions, make decisions that affect me.

I am my own person, with my own goals and needs.

Focus on the Possibilities

Good morning, today is a new day.  Let’s talk about using the things that has hurt you or your failures to inspire your greatness.

Most of us has a story. Turn your negative into a positive by helping someone else.

I encourage you to learn from your life experiences and turn a negative into a positive to work toward growth and development to better your life.

Remember your Failures and your Success equals Growth.

Pressure makes rubies and diamonds, so Grace Girls be empower to start turning a negative situation into positive possibilities.  

Relax and focus on your passion. Think about what you can do with thinking about it?

Find your purpose.

After you find your purpose set goals. For example, I mentor women dealing with domestic violence and abuse. I work at a domestic violence shelter. I am a believer and I love what I do.

Empowering Grace Girls and my goal is to open a Grace Girls home. The vision to Make a Difference.

My first step is to set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. I will work on my plan everyday. Planning is the most important step and God will do the rest. If I can write it out, I can achieve it.

Always remember to make a plan. Thanks for reading and come again.

Comments are always welcome.

blessings,

Denise

Keys of a Healthy Relationship

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A healthy relationship starts with each person having a personal relationship with God. Beginning with prayer time, reading the Word, and worship.

A good relationship has balance 100 percent on both sides.  You complete each other. You complement each other.

 You have respect, loyalty, honesty, and believe in one another.  You’re not afraid to share your deepest thoughts or feelings.  You feel safe to share good or bad and not feel threatened.

You know each other most proudest and embarrassing moments.

Know each other dreams, goals, wishes and desires.

Share decision making, children and household chores and budget.

You both are learning, changing and growing together.

Knowing their favorite things like.

Best friends

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Tips

1.Kiss and hug everyday

2.Never go to bed mad or angry

3. Leave note in different places for each other to find.

4. Make up a love language only you two know.

5. Talk about the good memories.

6. Have fun with each other.

7. Touch

Thanks for reading and share.  Don’t forget to leave a comment.

Blessings,

Denise

Sweet Orange Zest Scrub

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This homemade body and face scrub smells sooooooooo amazing! I literally used a few simple ingredients I already had around the house including sweet orange essential oil and zest from my kid’s oranges. This scrub leave my body feeling refreshed and well moisturized so it’s perfect for moms on-the-go. Grape seed oil has tons of benefits for the skin so it’s a win, it’s one of the best (if not best) oils for the skin. You can swap for Coconut, Or Avocado oil. Go with how you feel!

These make perfect gifts for friends. It saves you money, and it’s natural! Use body scrubs once a week or whenever you need a refresher!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 grape seed oil
  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest (add more for smell)

Mix well.

Show me your results below!

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