Leaving Ain’t So Easy

October 24, 2017

A woman from Houston named Crystal McDowell went missing on the day Hurricane Harvey hit. After the storm passed and some of the floodwaters cleared, her body was found. A few days later, her ex-husband confessed to strangling her....

MB Collective: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 22, 2015

For our collective post this month, I asked the ladies to get a little personal and a little vulnerable about a topic that affects us all—domestic violence. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: EXPLORE

October 7, 2015

This month marks Courtney’s one-year anniversary since joining the team of MB Behaviorists! In that time she’s become a weekly contributor with her Song of the Week posts, she’s interviewed several powerhouse women,...

SHOW REVIEW: 8 Minutes

May 21, 2015

A new show on A&E, “8 minutes,” follows a retired cop-turned-pastor Kevin Brown and his team of volunteers and advocates. Their mission is to provide resources to “possible victims of sex trafficking.” Kevin and his team set up in...

50 Shades of Abusive Relationship Dynamics

February 19, 2015

On Sunday, like many other people, I went to see “50 Shades of Grey.” Over Valentine’s weekend, the film made over $90 million, a box office record for the opening weekend. I have to admit, I never read the books, didn’t...

That Little Purple Ribbon

October 4, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this topic has been all over the news of late. Everyone is looking for someone to blame, which has me thinking: Is awareness enough? Could we transition awareness into action to combat...

Happy #givingtuesday

December 3, 2013

After shopping and scoring some major deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes a new featured day, Giving Tuesday.  This is the second annual #givingtuesday established to celebrate the spirit of giving.  On this day, we are...

By Toni

Black Friday for good

November 13, 2013

Thanksgiving, the name says it all; it’s a time to count your blessings while devouring your favorite foods with friends and family.  The following day, we often take it for granted that we are in a position to hunt for the best deals...

By Toni

a former domestic violence abuser explains why

October 28, 2013

Who is Claxton Jones?* *Name has been changed to protect the identity of the former domestic violence abuser Well, some said Jones had a way with women. “They paid for nothing.  I had a pocket full of cash and credit cards.”  Some said...

By Toni