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What to give up for lent....it's not what you think.

The days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday marks the Lenten season for Christians. Many people "give up" something for lent. Many stop eating sweets or stop drinking or some other behavior modification. Few people give up "being nasty" to others. That maybe be too harsh a thing to say, but it needs to be said. I recently met a woman whose son was getting married and she "asked" to go to the bridal dress shopping expedition. The future daughter in law was nice enough to take her along. When the bride found the perfect dress, she asked the mother in law what she ...

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Choosing to GROW or to SHRINK.....

The week was a doozie for me personally. I started out the week with some disappointments, then got some great news and then some greater news, then was able to witness the pain of another while holding space for them. And all of a sudden I realized that through all the ups and downs I had lost my roots. I allowed myself to get SWEPT away by whatever news was floating around me. I forgot that I was in charge of MY emotional health. It was quite a shock to me, because I have been more rooted than not these past few years.  Took my ...

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Share Worthy: A Letter To My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey

This article from Scary Mom is a must read!   http://www.scarymommy.com/a-letter-to-my-children-about-fifty-shades-of-grey/   What are your thoughts on Fifty Shades of Grey? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.   Love & light, Team ILF

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Not even with a flower. Hope for the future of Gender Based Violence.

What do a future fireman, police man, baker, soccer player, and pizza maker have in common? They all have the same response when asked to slap a young girl. Watch the video below to see their reaction: Link: http://youtu.be/b2OcKQ_mbiQ If this is a typical response by the young boys of today, then what changes between 7 years old and adulthood that results in women experiencing the violence that we know they do on a daily basis? More importantly: What can we do to help young boys like this grow up into men that truly believe “girls shouldn’t be hit, not even with a flower”? We ...

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What we do here at ILF....

**Psst.. Did you know you can highlight any sentence in this post to automatically share it via Twitter or Facebook? Go ahead, give it a try!**   Here at Indranis Light Foundation we want to END Gender Based Violence, Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner violence ... #endGBV, #endIPV. We don't just want to end GBV (Gender Based Violence), we want to see your HOME be your place of safety and solitude. We want to provide tools for you and your family members to work through normal conflict and find new pathways to familial peace and security. We know that being human means having conflict and ...

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