Finding peace and clarity from domestic abuse -- Creating the space to become YOU again.
"No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bed, but puts it on a stand,
that those who enter may see the light" (Luke 8:16; 11:33).
I am a child of God, a proud Catholic, a mother, a domestic abuse advocate, a freelance writer, a blogger, a theologian, a spiritual director, a certified wellness and nutrition consultant, a fitness professional, and above all an individual. These are the things that can never be taken from me, no matter how hard someone may try.
"Do not fear those who cannot kill the soul" (Matthew 10:28).
My mission is quite simple, yet quite complicated. Like suffering.
The crazy-making, gaslighting, and constant turmoil of domestic abuse isn't a one-time trauma .... it's like the "frog in the pot" who slowly gets boiled to death. My mission is to show you that you're not boiled -- you are not dead in the pot! Even if you feel depleted, with a complete lack of physical, emotional, or spiritual energy, you can regain yourself after domestic abuse. And, if you're Catholic like me, you may be wondering about the connection between the sacrament of marriage, divorce, annulment -- and abuse.
My mission is to make all of these issues totally clear so you can move forward with your life in a healthy, God-willed manner.
Domestic abuse seems to take away your very self--your creativity, goals, thoughts, aspirations, friendships, finances, sense of self, independence ... the list varies from situation to situation, and goes on. My goal is to help you reclaim your true self.
Release the toxins in your life, even if that means separating from toxic people. Don't hide your light in the cellar,
or under the bed.
Create Soul Space is proudly affiliated with Catholics for Family Peace, a site dedicated to hope, help and healing after the trauma of domestic violence.
The physical foundation of Create Soul Space can be found in
If you're located in either of these areas, the links above provide local resources and support.
If you need professional help, you can call, chat or text the
National Domestic Violence Hotline
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."