Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Monday, January 30, 2012

Help prevent Child Abuse

Child abuse is a disease that we need to put an end to.Everyday a child is senselessly abused.Child abuse can occur in any home,school,organization,or community a child is involved in.there are four major catergories of child abuse.Neglect,physical abuse,psycological/emotional abuse,and child sexual abuse.
      Physical abuse is any type of physical contact:hitting,pushing,shoving,choking,etc.It can result in cuts,bruises,broken bones,and even death.
Child sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contact to a child:indecent exposure,pornography,etc.
 Psycological/Emotional abuse is by far the hardest to define.It includes name-calling ridicule,degradation,destruction of personal belongings,excessive criticism,and humiliation.
Neglect can be withholding food,clothing,or even medical treatment from a child.
Effects of child abuse include guilt,self-blame,nightmares,insomnia,self-esteem issues,sexual dysfnction,and chronic pain.It can also cause someone to suffer from addiction,self-injury,suicidal ideation,depression,and PTSD.Victims are likely to suffer from anxiety,mental illnesses(borderline personality disorder,dissociative identity disorder),bulimia nervosa,self-blame,and even fighting back against the abuser.
The causes of child abuse include substance abuse,unemployment,and even being a step-parent.
 It doesn't have to be this way.WE can prevent child abuse from happening.We just have to be willing to stand up and fight for these children!

For more information or to report child abuse please contact these resources:

Child Help USA

Administration for Children and Families

Missing Children Web Page

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Sugar Baby" By Karen Young - A book Review

 "Sugar Baby" , the story of Claire Woodson,a single mother just trying to raise her son.When the unthinkable happens and her son is in danger,Claire must turn to the people she despises most,her son's fathers family.
If you love mystery,romance,and a strong-willed female protagonist ,then this is the perfect book to turn to.Karen young is an amazing storyteller,who keeps you coming back for more.

Inspiration is all around us

 Where exactly does inspiration come from? Is there a rulebook that says it has to be limited to a certain thing or group of things?I find inspiration in my everyday life,all around me.You get inspiration through so many valuable sources. Books you read,songs you hear,people you know.Inspiration comes to us through good and bad experiences or even thinking of  a special person in our lives.No matter where we are or what we do,inspiration is all around us!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quotes to live by

Do you have any quotes that you live by? I have found that some quotes have been very helpful in my everyday life.Some teach us how to be stronger,while others just make us smile.I continually write down quotes that inspire me and where I read them,or saw them,or even heard them.These are just a few of my favorite quotes.I will add more and more whenever I get A new one that I want to share.

"Mistakes are always forgivable,if one has the courage to admit them." - Bruce Lee

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom." - Robert Frost

  I hope these can be as helpful to everyone else as they are to me.And to quote the late,great Walt Disney - "Keep Moving Forward." (And that is the one I live by everyday!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Working to achieve my goals

 If there is one thing I know to be 100% true,it's to never give up on your goals.No matter how hard things are in my life I will keep moving forward!I have a plan to make things happen.I make lists and do research.I do all the work for myself(unless it requires someone else's help,of course). I do internet searches,visit the local library,and make appointments.My goals are going to take up alot of time,but I will pursue them and never give up on my dreams. Isn't that how we should all be?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Keeping myself busy with my writing

I have been writing so many poems lately.There is something I need to get out on paper,and I have just been letting it flow freely.I am going through a difficult situation concerning my best friend.That has been great inspiration for me.I have decided to use this situation to help myself,instead of letting it get me down. That's how I plan to do things from now on.If I've learned one thing in this life it's this: You have to fight to get what you want.Don't let anything get you down.Keep the focus on your writing!It's the best therapy in the world!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Working on furthering my education

I am currently trying to further my education.I plan to take courses to get my Bachelor of Arts, and then my Masters in either English Lit or Fine Arts. I know this will take up a considerable chunk of my time, but it will be well worth it in the end. I am focusing all my time on getting my education,my writing, and my blog. I hope to be able to post more often and to share my journey with everyone. It will be a exciting experience for me. Can't wait to share it with you all!!!

My favorite books

  • Rebels At The Gate
  • The Father Factor
  • Jacob's Girls
  • James Patterson's Books
  • A Seperate Peace
  • The Pearl
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Hunt For Hawke's Daughter
  • Charlotte's Web
  • A Child Called "IT"
  • Sugar Baby

My Favorite Authors

  • Janie King Crouch
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Lynn Rush
  • Kelly Hashway
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Knowles
  • John Stienbeck
  • Charles Dickens
  • Max Lucado
  • James Patterson
  • Jean Barrett
  • Karen Young

My Favorite Movies

  • Kickin It Old Skool
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • My Girl
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Free Willy
  • Beauty and the Beast