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FREE ebook 2/9-2/13 DONATA: In the Mind of a Victim

TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH is a excellent time to make this book available for all to be able to download for free. Such an important message for all to read but more importantly to start the conversation on relationships and self empowerment. Please download this book and share with your social media friends and family. Empower them xoxo.

DONATA: In the Mind of a Victim

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We are so excited to be launching this campaign… Give the gift of… how can you make an impact on a young one’s life? Which gift would you want them to take away with your donation? Empowerment, Freedom, Peace? Those are just a few things that our young women can take away by reading DONATA: In the Mind of a Victim.

Here is what one reader wrote after reading the book… “I commend Donata for sharing her story. She is candid in the telling of her story and the reader will be deeply affected. I admire her courage for ending her abusive marriage and I applaud her for explaining her reasons for staying so many years under the thumb of such violence. With her unabridged candor she opens the door to a sensitive, ignored and misunderstood topic.

Not only does Donata share her experience with domestic violence but she gives signs for women to be aware of a potential abuser. Statistics are noted leaving you staggered. She also includes several organizations providing aid.

This is a must read for females of all ages, learn the signals, educate yourself on the myriad of ways abuse reveals itself. Donata discusses the phases of abuse, again doling out preventative information so measures can be taken and awareness is commonplace. This is not only a story of a woman’s survival but a handbook of sorts for empowerment.

The greatest gift we can give females is the gift of knowledge, empowerment and self esteem. The value of self worth is essential in the fight against domestic violence.

After I read Donata’s story it occurred to me society continually asks the ignorant question of Why didn’t she leave? Why does/did she stay? INSTEAD society should be asking the ABUSER Why did you hit her? How could you do that to a woman? Why didn’t you get help? Why? The questions need to be answered AND directed to the ABUSER NOT THE VICTIM/SURVIVOR.

I am a survivor, albeit not anywhere on the level of Donata’s situation. I was four months pregnant when I experienced my FIRST AND LAST taste of domestic violence. I walked away immediately and never returned, vowing to never be treated as such in this lifetime again. No one knew of my situation, not surprising since society assumes all is well if signs aren’t obvious, stereotypes aren’t fed. What goes on behind closed doors is unknown until it escalates to the point of recognition.

Once again, this is a must read, this could save a life, be the life ring someone desperately needs, this could be the answer the woman behind unsuspecting closed doors needs. Donata’s story could end the torture a 16 year old girl is facing but doesn’t know where or who to turn to due to fear or embarrassment. Highly highly recommend this informative and inspiring story depicting the facts and truth of domestic violence from a woman who survived seven years of hell, desperate to piece together her life and that of her son. A brutally honest voice from the mind of a victim turned survivor.” ~Melinda.

One out of 3 teens will be, have been or are currently in an abusive relationship. Help us to share this message with your donation. Our campaign is running for 10 days on Kickstarter. The minimum is $5 to donate. Give the gift of…

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Thank you for being a part of this great cause. Please share with others. ENDS DECEMBER 23RD 7am est.

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The wait is over…. order your book today, click here. Buy it, gift it, share it. It’s a message for all.

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How many of us are bound by our daily life struggles… whether it’s relational, mental or health. You just can’t bring yourself to be FREE, Mind • Body • Spirit. It’s time to celebrate the essence of life, allow FREEDOM to look good on YOU. www.adhdfdn.org

Mingling and networking from 5:30pm – 6:00pm. The first 5 people to register will receive a pamper gift from DONATA. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Adding Doses of HOPE Daily Foundation.

It’s time for a make over starting from within :).

We can’t wait to see you! Save your spot NOW. Can’t make it, give a love donation :).

xoxo – Donata Joseph
Adding Doses of HOPE Daily Foundation

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The Disengaged Person

More from Dr. Ferretti

Do you know someone who appears disengaged or disconnected from people? Is this person someone you are married to or in a relationship with? Some people go through life disengaged and have a difficult time with connection. Many of the clients I work with have disengaged early on in their lives as a way to cope with their emotional pain. Sadly these people go through the motions of life, but never fully attach to anyone. They avoid feeling emotional pain, but also miss out on the joy and excitement of life. Some are: “living to die, rather than dying to live.” They may have difficulties experiencing and expressing love and may not know what it looks or feels like at all. As I’ve said on many occasions, “emotions connect people,” and keeping emotion inside creates a disconnection and detachment from others. The disengaged person functions fine at work, but not as well in their personal relationships. Some may have grown up in an abusive household or learned that nothing good comes from emotion. Or maybe they saw an overabundance of emotion and vowed to never be like those people. Ultimately, they learned that being emotional, vulnerable, and connected was unsafe, scary, and unpredictable. The disengaged person makes a choice to keep others at arm’s length and control their level of connection. What do you do if you’re married to this person? Can they change and how does it happen? Read next week’s blog to find out more about the solutions to this issue.

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