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Monday, September 28, 2015

Quiet Power

In a Ted Talk “Quiet Power,” Kate Webster of Breaking Through Barriers explains and illustrates a fusion of verbal and non-verbal communication that is neither passive nor aggressive but an authentic means of communication.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Let’s Raise the Capacity for Support as We Raise Awareness

In “Rape’s Long Shadow: Dealing with the Personal Costs of Sexual Assault,” Bielski highlights the personal costs of rape with particular attention to the negative consequences of others ‘ disbelieving, dismissing, or demonizing someone who has been raped. In addition to increasing awareness, individuals and organizations need to offer support as rape victims come forward with their stories.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Dr. Ruthless Says Setting Boundaries is a Girl’s Best Friend

Dr. Ruthless (aka Melissa Soalt) is a women’s self-defense instructor, a Black Hall of Fame recipient, and former trauma psychotherapist. She lives her reputation as “fresh, fierce, and unabashedly funny.”

Melissa’s latest blog on Find Your Fierce is “Setting Boundaries Is a Girl’s Best Friend.” She says setting and defending your boundaries is the key to staying safe.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Real Estate Agent Listened to Her Intuition

The Tampa Tribune reports on the arrest of a man who was targeting real estate agents for rape and robbery.

Two real estate agents—in separate incidents-- used their wits to defend themselves. One realtor listened to her intuition and did not enter the house with the man but let him look around on this own. He attacked a second realtor but ran when she told him that the homeowners would be there any minute. The first realtor realized it was the same man when she heard about the attack on the other realtor.

Thanks to Strategic Living for the information.