Month: March 2010

Generational Abuse: Rozetta Mowrey Speaks Out

Tragedy in Tin Can Holler is a book written by one who lived through generations of abuse.  Rozetta Mowrey’s account of the family in which she grew up is both eye opening and disturbing. The cycle of abuse, power and control over another human being is a battle that is being played out every day in homes across the country, spilling over into the court systems and media.   The epidemic seems to be getting more tragic, and yet, stories like Mowrey’s show us that abuse within families has been going on for a very long time. How did she break this cycle?  How did she survive several foster homes after the beating death of her mother? Mowrey says, “The horrors of my childhood, 12 years in abusive foster homes and two abusive marriages never darkened my spirits.” Wednesday, March 17, Rozetta Mowrey will be a special guest of Susan Murphy-Milano on The Susan Murphy Milano Show hosted on BlogTalk Radio. The show begins at 4PM EST, 3PM CST and you can go directly to …

Gayle Crabtree Welcomes Susan Murphy-Milano To Voices Of Hope

Gayle Crabtree, host of Voices of Hope Lunch Buffet, welcomes Violence Expert and Author, Susan Murphy-Milano to her show on BlogTalk Radio, Tuesday, March 16, at 12 PM EST, 11AM CST. Gayle and Susan will discuss the topic of domestic violence and how a victim can get out of a dangerous relationship with their life.  They will also be reviewing the steps to safety from Susan Murphy-Milano’s upcoming book, “Time’s Up” A Guide on How to Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship. Please join the show live or listen to the archives at BLOGTALK RADIO. You may also call in with questions at: (718) 506-1545 Susan Murphy-Milano is a nonfiction author and violence expert–a defender of victims’ rights. Susan has appeared on Oprah,20/20, American Justice, and CNN. Susan’s third book,” Time’s Up: A Guide On How To Leave and Survive Abusive Relationships” will be released in April, 2010. Susan is also a co-host of the weekly television and interactive Internet crime show: Crime Wire. When there is no place for families to find answers and seek justice, “The Crime Wire …

True Crime Author, Diane Fanning, Reviews “Time’s Up”

Diane Fanning of Women In Crime Ink has written the first review of Susan Murphy Milano’s upcoming book, “Time’s Up.” by Diane Fanning When I was in my first marriage, I did not see my husband as an abuser. I did not see myself as a victim. I was fooling myself. Although he did not hit me, he sometimes left bruises on my arms from holding them too tightly and, on occasion, he shoved me. But for the most part, the mistreatment I experienced was mental and emotional. I was afraid of him, intimidated by him, cowed into an overwhelming sense of worthlessness. Toward the end, I was actually crossing the street to avoid people I knew, because I had allowed him to convince me that others only spoke to me out of pity. And I didn’t think I was a victim. I’d seen pictures of abuse victims—battered, bleeding, or dead—and that wasn’t me. I was wrong. Without realizing it, I risked my life and that of my daughter. After a dramatic departure in the middle of …

From Imagination to Realization – Bridging the Gap

Your Imagination is one of your greatest personal assets. It is a window into the world of possibility, and a powerful force toward the realization of a happier, more fulfilling life. When used purposefully, your imagination becomes the trigger of your creative abilities. Without imagination we would never venture outside the box. Our reality would only exist within the confines of the status quo. What we tend to label as “fantasizing” is really a vital first step toward the realization of your dreams. Fantasy is a primary way that your imagination projects itself into the future and opens your mind to new possibilities. The pressure to stifle your imagination We should acknowledge the fact that, in our culture, there is some “not so subtle” pressure to limit our imaginations and  abandon our fantasies. While we generally encourage the cultivation of a fertile imagination in our children, that changes as we leave childhood. At some point we are expected to put away those “unrealistic” fantasies and pick up the torch of reality. Which really means, get a normal job …

Men Who Are Changing Victim’s Lives

Ben Atherton-Zeman and Barry Goldstein are but a few courageous men who stand up for the fight against violence to women.  Both have developed education and awareness campaigns to bring the information to the masses that, yes, there is an issue of violence towards women.  They bring this information to all who will listen through speaking engagements, books, teachings and, in Ben’s case, a play titled “Voices of Men,” a one man play working to end men’s violence towards women. Both Barry and Ben have taken a proactive stance against violence towards women from the shelter level to the court system, where often a battered woman is battered again. Men’s voices are needed in the fight against family violence that is escalating at a rapid pace within the homes and court rooms across America.  Both of these men have made strides to educate men, causing them to reflect and change their attitudes towards violence against women.  It’s not a gender issue, it’s a human issue, and violence in the family must come to an end. …