Posts in category "tragedy"

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse

Ray Rice: Knowing when say NO to domestic violence and abuse
There is another statistic and example of domestic violence. Honestly, I was not planning on writing about the whole Ray Rice and domestic violence.  I have talked about domestic violance before in the past and felt like I was going to repeat myself. That’s until I saw this from another friend’s feed and I quickly... Read more »

Depression and Suicide Awareness: Everyone Deals with Personal Demons

Depression and Suicide Awareness: Everyone Deals with Personal Demons
Through music I either tame my demons or unleash them and allow them to be what they are. I don’t want the music to be about provocation, I want the music to bring you to a place where you feel at home. – Michael Franti As the news of Robin Williams’s passing came about, I was... Read more »

Words from a Firefighter's Daughter on the AZ Deaths

Words from a Firefighter's Daughter on the AZ Deaths
This morning when I opened up Facebook, I kept on seeing posts about 18 firefighters from Prescott, AZ losing their life in the wildfire.  At first, I could not believe it.  But as I saw more and more post, I started to feel very sad for the families of the firefighters that have been affected as... Read more »
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Maintaining Dreams of Boston After Tragedy

Maintaining Dreams of Boston After Tragedy
As you may know, I am an avid runner. As I sat at my desk this afternoon, I found myself engrossed into the Boston Marathon and keeping track of how all of the elites were doing. Once all of the them crossed the finish line, I kept track of friends and people who I knew... Read more »

Connecticut School Tragedy: Remembering Sandy Hook

Connecticut School Tragedy: Remembering Sandy Hook
My last two posts have been dealing with tragedy  in the NFL. Both of those tragedies did not compare to the sadness and grief that I felt today when I heard about the Connecticut school shooting, which involved the murder of innocent elementary school children. This morning, I was shocked and sadness as I followed... Read more »

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective

Jovan Belcher, KC Chiefs Tragedy Examined With a Sport Psychology Prospective
This is an article that I did not plan to write about. It was a topic that completely fell in my lap on Saturday morning. I woke up, opened up my iPhone, and saw the headline involving the murder-suicide in Kansas City involving Jovan Belcher. My first reaction was in shock followed by sadness. I... Read more »
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