Archive | February, 2013

Happy Valentine’s Day…

14 Feb

What is your LOVE story????  Would love to hear. 




Jon Gordon’s – The Positive Pledge

13 Feb

The Positive Pledge – By Jon Gordon

I pledge to be a positive person and positive influence on my family, friends, co-workers and community.

I promise to be positively contagious and share more smiles, laughter, encouragement and joy with those around me.

I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity.

When I am surrounded by pessimism I will choose optimism.

When I feel fear I will choose faith.

When I want to hate I will choose love.

When I want to be bitter I will choose to get better.

When I experience a challenge I will look for opportunity to learn and grow.

When faced with adversity I will find strength.

When I experience a set-back I will be resilient.

When I meet failure I will fail forward towards future success.

With vision, hope, and faith, I will never give up and will always move forward towards my destiny.

I believe my best days are ahead of me, not behind me.

I believe I’m here for a reason and my purpose is greater than my challenges.

I believe that being positive not only makes me better, it makes everyone around me better.

So today and every day I will be positive and strive to make a positive impact on the world.


On My Own…

10 Feb

On My Own…
Written By: Cheri Coleman 2-4-2013

On my own…
Means I can make choices that are
Best for me
On my own…
Means living life on my terms
Inviting people into my life
That will treat me with kindness and love
And challenge me to be stronger
On my own…
Allows me to create my own happiness
With myself and someone special
On my own…
Means I am trusting my intuition
Making a difference
And taking chances
On my own…

Copyright 2013 © Cheri Coleman

images on my own

What Is A Healthy Realtionship?

1 Feb

“Healthy relationships.” This is a term we’re going to be talking about more on The Hotline blog. We want all of our callers to have healthy relationships in their lives.

What exactly do we mean by healthy though? And who decides what is healthy and what’s not? In the coming weeks, we want to look at what makes a healthy relationship so healthy, and what steps can be taken to improve the health of a relationship.

What Is Healthy?

Healthy relationships allow both partners to feel supported and connected but still feel independent. Here are some signs of a healthy relationship.

Both partners:

Treat each other with respect
Feel supported to do things they like
Don’t criticize each other
Allow each other to spend time with friends and family
Listen to each other and compromise
Share some interests such as movies, sports, reading, dancing or music
Aren’t afraid to share their thoughts and feelings
Celebrate each other’s accomplishments and successes
Respect boundaries and do not abuse technology
Trust each other and don’t require their partner to “check in”
Don’t pressure the other to do things that they don’t want to do
Don’t constantly accuse each other of cheating or being unfaithful

There are two major components of healthy relationships: communication and boundaries.

Communication allows you and your partner to have a deep understanding of each other. Do you feel that you can openly talk to your partner? Do you feel heard when you express your feelings? Do you allow your partner the same chance? Communication allows two people to connect.

Setting boundaries is also an important part of a healthy relationship. There are two distinct people in a relationship. While a couple should have shared goals and values, it also matters that both people have their needs met. Each person should express to their partner what they are and are not comfortable with, especially when it comes to their sex life, finances, family and friends, personal space and time.

Ultimately, the two people in the relationship decide what is healthy for them and what is not. Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, you should have the freedom to voice your concerns to your partner.

Stay tuned for more information about healthy relationships. How do you define “healthy relationships?” If you need support in your relationship, don’t hesitate to call a Hotline advocate today at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233).

This entry was posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 pm31 6:22 pm
Categories: Hotline News, share your voice





Happy New Year 2013!!

1 Feb

WOW!!!  Am I a little late!!  Well better late than never!!!  I am so grateful for each and every one of my blog followers.  I am so glad that it is a new year which means New Beginnings!!!!  I am currently working on my poetry book…it is an exciting yet sometimes painful journey – yet I know that God will see me through and give me the strength to complete this amazing project.  I am also glad to say, that after my last surgery in December 2012, I have no more cancer issues!!  What a relief that was!!!  So I am looking at 2013 as a year of new!!!!  So many new things are going to happen, not that I know exactly what will happen, what I do know is that what ever it is…it will be AMAZING!!!!!

So please, I hope you continue with on my journey to making healthy choices…I continue to crave balance in my life – that is not always easy!  Yet, I do strive for that.  I know I am not perfect and I would not want to me….I want to make sure that I loved and respected for who I am!!  A beautiful creation of GODS hand!!!  WOW – that was deep!!!

I am claiming that 2013 will be MY year!!  What about you????

Remember – Always Smile…you never know who’s day you will brighten!!!







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