The Sounds of Advice #80: How Would the Voting Age Change Your Country?

How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote?
Sandy: If we could all vote and our votes actually counted the country I feel would be a lot better. We all need to listen and vote for who we think would be best, not vote just because it is Republican or Democratic.
Michaelle: I believe that the age for voting is fine. I would be open to having younger voters on issues regarding their age range. If we did have voting with no age range, there might be a more beautiful world because seeing the world through the eyes of children is a lot more peaceful and loving. ❤
Sid: I don't think I've ever thought about it but I do often feel bad for kids under 18 who are politely savvy constantly being talked over because “You're not even old enough to vote, what do you know?”. Which is just rude. I'm 22 and there are 15 year olds that understand politics more than I do. 
Kate: I think that's an interesting concept. A good starting place, though, would be get…

Fighting Chance: #metoo

The me too. movement has built a community of survivors from all walks of life. By bringing vital conversations about sexual violence into the mainstream, we're helping to de-stigmatize survivors by highlighting the breadth and impact sexual violence has on thousands of women, and we’re helping those who need it to find entry points to healing. Ultimately, with survivors at the forefront of this movement, we're aiding the fight to end sexual violence. We want to uplift radical community healing as a social justice issue and are committed to disrupting all systems that allow sexual violence to flourish.
Fighting Chance Volume Two will focus not only on domestic abuse, but also any kind of sexual violence, including rape, sexual harassment, etc. for both women and men. Share your story, let the healing begin, and stop allowing behavior such as these to flourish. 
Submissions are due August 31, 2018 Send them to: with "metoo" in the…

Karma: #metoo

Karma  by Anonymous 
I watched my mom be abused for many years—seventeen to be exact, so you would think I could spot the signs ten miles away, but I was wrong.
I met him April 15th, 2007. It was like those story book moments where you’re with a friend but connect with someone on such a higher level. We talked for hours, had a couple drinks, and I forced myself to go home. All I could think about was him. His eyes. His smile. And oh, the way his lips tasted when he kissed me good night. Three minutes is all it took—three minutes to steal my heart and three minutes to begin the worst nine years of my life.
The abuse started June 21st, 2007. He called me a dumbass because he wanted to be single for his 21st birthday. Now mind you I had moved me and my son who was just over the age of one into his tiny apartment because he wanted me around all the time (that’s the first sign, control). Fast forward a year. I stopped contact with him for about eight months. I moved away and changed my num…

The Sounds of Advice #79: Negative Into a Positive

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?
Sandy: So Jan 5th started out like any other day. I was excited to go pick up my daughter early from her dads. Which for me is always good. However, I didn't make it to see her that day. I was driving up there and hit some ice lost control of the car and it rolled 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 times. This day really could have been worse. While in the ambulance they noticed my back was pretty messed up. I didn't know how serious though. I was life flighted to Pocatello and had tests done. I was transported to a place that could help with my back. Once there and in ICU room is when I found out how lucky I really was with my injury. My Dr who fixed my back was shocked i wasn't paralyzed from my T11 bone shattering. So even though I was in a bad car accident and i was injured and would have a long recovery, but not being paralyzed was the best news. I was still going to be able to run and chase my kids around and have f…

Invisible, Not Imagined Cover Reveal

Title: Invisible Not Imagined Genre: Non-Fiction  Release Date: April 7, 2018 Publisher: Rock & Roll Saved My Soul Synopsis: Nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133 million) has a chronic condition. 96% of them live with an illness that is invisible.
I don't know when the war started, but I was thrown into it without my consent. It isn't fair, but I have no choice but to fight. But how can I fight back when I don't have any weapons and the enemy is inside me?
People with invisible illnesses are fighting a battle everyday, even if you can't see it. This anthology aims to shed some light on these illnesses and show you the strong warriors that are hiding behind them.
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The Sounds of Advice #78: Love Your Job?

Do you think you have to love your job? 

Sandy: You don't have to love your job, but it helps make the days faster. My great uncle tells me all the time "if you love your job, you will never work another day in your life"
Aisling: I think it's important to love your job, or at least like it. If you're going to a job that you hate every day, that's just adding stress to your life that you don't need.
Sid: I think that you do, but I also realize that this is considered a luxury these days. 
Kate: I think that you should, because it makes life more enjoyable, but the likelihood of it happening isn't always positive. I've been on both sides of the situation, loving and hating my job. It's far better to love it than to hate it.

Facebook weighs in:
Nope and I don't love my job even through I have been there for almost 14 years. -Lori M.

Yes. Doing a job you don’t really like year after year makes for a miserable time at work and sometime at home too.…