The Long and Winding Road

The path to peace is a long and winding road for survivors of violence.
There may be no guiderails. We get near the edge or end of the road often feeling discouraged.
But when we look around, we discover great beauty and comfort during our travel to wellness.


A problem that really exists – Media, Advertising, Family.
People believe and perpetuate what they see, read and hear.

Time to Heal
End the old
Begin the new
Reflect and hope
This is a safer year.
Meet new people
Find new places
Comfort and help
This is a better year.
Replace a memory
Discover a talent
Peace and laughter
This is a happier year.

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door

The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way

Many times I’ve been alone
And many times I’ve cried
Anyway you’ll never know
The many ways I’ve tried

And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door

But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t keep me waiting here
Lead me to your door


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Boobs or Brains

It’s Cancer Awareness Month and that’s the title (above) that pops in my head!.   Feel your Boobies is a clever way to get the point across about breast cancer.    There are countless campaigns to protect and preserve our body parts.

Will BRAINS ever be given the same “fondled” regard in the media as Breasts receive?

An earlier post on this blog  made note that Domestic Violence Awareness Month is also observed in October.  Have you read in the news,  heard on the radio, watched on TV or surfed the Internet to learn about the effects of Domestic Violence?   Probably not.    Maybe because the health hazard starts with the brain, is purposely perpetrated by a person, may be more difficult to detect — or — it is more unnerving to discuss.  The purple ribbon is the symbol for DV Awareness with the first known use in 1991.  A significant horrific event in Canada lead the Eastern Hemisphere in moving forward with campaigns and public education.

The symbol for Cancer Awareness started off with a pink ribbon – then transformed into a multitude of logos, campaigns, events.

Learn about or participate in a Think Pink event in your area.

Wear a button, a ribbon, a T-shirt, paint a pink picture, have a pink drink, etc.

And — This photo is the most unusual presentation I’ve seen!