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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also time for my annual #sharetheluv campaign to benefit these two very important and dear-to-me causes.

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I was challenged and gladly accepted! As you can see in the video, ALS hits close to home for me, and I’m thrilled to see the awareness of this disease spreading like wildfire the last few weeks. And the challenge has raised upwards of $53.3 million! (Figure as of this afternoon as reported by ALS Association.) That’s a nice shot in the arm of funds for research for a disease that barely gets noticed beyond the friends and family members of PALS (People with ALS). What many people may not realize is that there are enough similarities in ALS, Parkinson’s, … Continue reading


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If you remember, October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I did my second annual Share the <3 (#sharetheluv) campaign to raise money for the The National Domestic Violence Hotline. I pledged to match all donations my readers and followers made if they sent me their donation receipts. I heard through the grapevine, however, to wait until December to make my donation because the Avon Foundation for Women would be matching all donations made this month. Soooo…I’m going to wait until the end of this month now because I hope more people might be able to donate and I will … Continue reading


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It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and my Share the <3 Giveaway is still going! This week, several blogs are helping to spread the awareness by sharing facts, tips and stories about domestic violence. I hope you’ll check them out! So far we have: A story of courage by Soul Savers fan Nikki Morgan at http://psmartinez.blogspot.com/2013/10/share-luv-by-spreading-awareness.html Learn about safety plans for those in an abusive relationship and how to help if you know someone who is: http://www.snackandjill.com/2013/10/special-post-share-campaign-part-2.html Do you know how many people in the US are victims of violence by an intimate partner? Find out at http://www.comfortablyread.com/2013/10/share-love-with-author-kristie-cook.html If you know someone in an … Continue reading


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In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost. Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer’s door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only … Continue reading


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