Monday, August 24, 2015

There is a common question asked when I present one of my motivational speeches: “What is the most important thing you did in order to help you move forward?” (After being kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint and gang raped). Do you know the answer?


I asked my Facebook friend...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My introduction to the term “ghosting” came from an article I read about the break-up of Charlize Theron and Sean Penn. I didn’t realize they were an item so my curiosity was aroused.


Apparently after a year of dating which turned into an engagement, Charlize suddenly...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

During the 103rd Convocation ceremony at the University of Windsor this past June, I was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree and was asked by President Wildeman to address the graduates with my “words of wisdom.”


The entire experience was absolutely thrilling, an...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Advocating for victims, and sharing the lessons I’ve learned through decades of therapy and self education; is an endless task. I declare my commitment to help others and make it my mission in life. What a wonderful way to bring meaning to the pain I have endured as a...

Friday, December 12, 2014

One day during the first week of August 2014, I received a call from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office informing me of the upcoming parole hearing for gang leader and rapist; Joseph Evans. I was asked, as the victim on record, to submit a letter to the Michigan Paro...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The best way to describe my feelings after attending the parole hearing of gang leader and rapist Joseph Evans is - stunned.


I had no idea what to expect concerning the procedures and protocols of a parole hearing and I certainly was not adequately prepared for what I...

Monday, October 27, 2014

When you are capable of viewing existence outside of yourself, without taking anything personally, and making the world a better place with no concern for remuneration, you will be considered selfless.


In Buddhism, selflessness is not self denial or repression; it is a...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

We just celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving and I read the following post on Facebook by Brett Wilson:


“I am grateful for so much - humble family, helpful friends, happy life - and did I mention being Canadian!!

I am grateful for having beaten cancer 13 yrs ago - & for the...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Peaks and valleys are common in all businesses and occasionally an extraordinary opportunity arises that eventually becomes a career highlight. Personally, I have been blessed with several.


The highlight of my career was winning the 2009 ATHENA Leadership Award present...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The first time I saw the movie “First Blood” was at the theatre when it was released in 1982. I loved it. In the six years since my abduction and gang rape, I felt understood. The movie spoke to me about the war I had going on in my head. Today they call it post trauma...

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