Dare to be You! 4 Ways to Embrace Yourself

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Family, Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Carol was a tomboy growing up, playing on the trees and always loved to play baseball. She had a happy childhood surrounded by loads of friend and family. Her father could have an explosive temper, but that wasn't uncommon for his generation. Carol perceived her her mother as weak because she would remain quiet when he had his [...]

This Could Have Been Your Sister, Daughter, Friend…or Even You

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is a recent speech a survivor of domestic abuse delivered to first year BU grad students about the importance of noticing signs of domestic abuse and domestic violence. Her obstetrician in the UK nearly saved her life by noticing these signs in her.  When the survivor asked the students if they knew anyone who had been abused, she [...]

I hate to break this news to you…

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

That's it. No more excuses.  I hate to break it to you, but a study by Northwestern University found that, generally speaking, a healthy lifestyle, not genes, has the biggest impact on determining cardiovascular health. According to the study, a low-risk profile means: low cholesterol low blood pressure no smoking no diabetes regular physical activity a healthy diet [...]

The Launch!!! After an historic day, let’s take action and act w solidarity!

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Domestic Abuse Empowerment, DomesticAbuse, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the tailwinds of such an historic day, the Million Women March, I am excited to launch my blog, EmbracingMyself.com, today about raising people up who have been experiencing hardship.   Many of you knew me as the CEO of JOOS, an organic juice company that promoted healthy lifestyles. I loved that company and all that it did [...]

Survivor of Domestic Abuse Now Helping Other Victims

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: DomesticAbuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

When Deborah*, a married mother of three young children, found a newsletter stuffed into her son’s backpack, she noticed an advertisement that read, “If you are a victim of domestic violence, there is help. Contact the Jewish Domestic Violence Coalition.” Stunned, but also empowered, she thought about contacting the organization. She thought she was the only person [...]

Did you grow up with a ‘labeler’ and why could this make you a target for an abuser?

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: DomesticAbuse, Family, Life, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Paula (name changed) was a quiet, uptight mother of 3 children. She came to me for health coaching to lose 20lbs, but it turned out she had something else to shed before she would be able to lose this weight successfully. Paula's mother was well-intentioned, truly a lovely person, but she was a labeler. What's a [...]