Tagged #somethingtobebravefor

Katie’s Mindset

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Harry and I just got back from having lunch down at the pier where there’s always a nice cool breeze. We strolled along the water’s edge where we had our first date, and Harry took my hand. We reminisced about our romance and had a good…

Shadow Of A Doubt

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Over the weekend, I watched the film SHADOW OF A DOUBT again on the old movie channel. My father loved 1940s black and white films and introduced me to them when I was a kid. On Saturday afternoons, he would take me to the movies, and…

More On Katie

  Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s a cool wet Friday, and my garden and I are so happy after yesterday’s heat and humidity. It’s my youngest daughter’s birthday tomorrow, so I’m busy baking a birthday cake from scratch—eggs, flour, sugar, butter and vanilla. I beat seedless raspberry jam with a…

Reilly Update

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s mid-week, and Harry and I just got the results of Reilly’s x-rays from the radiologist who concurred with the vet that Reilly does not have a fracture and his hips and pelvis are fine, but that he has a floating knee cap and advanced arthritis…

Reilly In Distress

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Monday, and I hope you had a peaceful weekend. Unexpectedly, we were busy taking care of Reilly. On Saturday after his breakfast, he suddenly began to limp. His back right leg was sticking out, he was whimpering and couldn’t put any weight on it. Fortunately,…

More About Claude

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope you’re all well and looking forward to getting some rest and relaxation over the weekend. This morning Harry and I took Reilly to the vet for a booster shot. He didn’t even feel it—not a whimper. The vet gave us a new medication for…

More On The Katie Character

  Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Here we are mid-week and the day after the 4th of July. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful, and we had a wonderful family celebration except for poor Reilly who went crazy with the fireworks. My Grandmother had passed down information to my mother, and she…

Happy Fourth of July!

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community, Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy holiday. Travel safely and love each other. Remember those less fortunate and struggling. Lend a hand, lend an ear and share your love. xo Priscilla and Family

Developing The Claude Character

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend and are getting ready to celebrate our Independence Day tomorrow. Harry’s outside cleaning the grill for our family cookout, and I just finished giving Reilly a bath in our kitchen sink. I use baby shampoo. He stares up at…

Kudos to AVON for Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

Special Limited Edition Empowerment Tote Through 2016, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed nearly $700,000 to Sanctuary for Families, New York City’s largest provider of services and advocacy for domestic violence victims and their children. For Mother’s Day 2017, New Avon is proud to launch the special-edition, Branching Out…

Developing The Katie Character

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I hope all is well as you start this summer weekend. Harry and I are getting ready to celebrate July 4th with our family. The family is coming here, and that means lots of cleaning and preparation. We have so many papers to throw out and…

The College Fund

    Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, Harry and I save change, and we’ve been filling up penny, nickel, dime and quarter rolls to take to the bank to contribute to our grandson John’s college fund that we just opened. He’s only four months old, and we’ve found that starting early…

Purple Purse Challenge Sponsored by Allstate

Join our friendly fundraising competition Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, 2017 and get access to additional funding from The Allstate Foundation. If your nonprofit offers domestic violence and financial empowerment services, we hope you’ll join the Challenge as a 2017 Purple Purse Community Partner. Complete the application by August 1st.…

Getting The Message Out

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Monday and the start of a new week–what a beautiful summer day!  I hope all went well over the weekend. I had a quiet couple of days with Harry and Reilly. The heat and humidity don’t agree with me anymore, so we went out for…

My Writing Process

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, It’s Friday and the beginning of another weekend—except now it’s summer—more time for gardening, barbequing and exercising outside in the warm weather. After this past weekend, we’re taking it easy. My geraniums need pruning and watering, and Harry will cook something out on the grill. We’ve…

First Day Of Summer

Dear Priscilla Bennett Friends, I went to the Farmer’s Market with a friend this morning to buy some organic vegetables and salad for dinner. We were nurses together at the hospital, and she has retired, too. I was feeling guilty about all the high cholesterol food we’d had for Father’s…

Writing In Class

Happy Friday, Priscilla Bennett Friends, The weather has cooled down, and we’re getting ready for the weekend. I bought a couple of Father’s Day cards for Harry from myself and Reilly—separate cards—Reilly wants his own and so do I. The two of us are having our own Father’s Day celebration…

June 2 is #WearOrange Day to Address Gun Violence

Julianne Moore Has No Faith in the Federal Government to Fix America’s Gun Violence Problem [Yahoo Celebrity] Elizabeth Durand Streisand Yahoo CelebrityJune 1, 2017 Julianne Moore lights the Empire State Building to honor National Gun Violence Awareness Day with Everytown for Gun Safety. (Photo: Empire State Building) View photos Julianne…

Military Mental Health

Military Mental Health Understanding the crisis With suicide rates dramatically rising and increased attention to the violence of veterans who struggle with mental illness, the military has been under increased pressure to provide ready access to mental health treatment, and to reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment.…

The Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse Emotional Abuse Verbal Abuse Mental Abuse Child Abuse Abandonment Caretaker Abuse Elder Abuse Digital Abuse Neglect Financial Abuse Sexual Abuse

Drug Addiction-Domestic Violence Connection Strong

Kristi L Nelson , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee 10:14 p.m. ET April 26, 2017 Jerry Vagnier, president and CEO of the Helen Ross McNabb Center, talks about opiates and its relationship to domestic violence. Buy Photo (Photo: SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL) In his long career in law enforcement, Knoxville Police…

Today is World Book Day!

Dear Priscilla Bennett Community: Please support the domestic violence community by purchasing a very affordable copy of my eBook Something To Be Brave For by Endeavour Press. I am donating proceeds to the National Network to End Domestic Violence(NNEDV.org). Click on Amazon link above and it will bring you right…

The “Link” with Domestic Violence

With a majority of American homes — especially those with children — having pets, and with 99% of Americans considering pets as close companions and family members, pets easily become pawns in the power-and-control mechanisms of domestic violence. Perpetrators of intimate partner violence quickly learn that acts or threats of…