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To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61:3 NLT)

Meet Dana C. Love

   Having endured childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, workplace sexual harassment, job loss, and the suicide of her father, the author is no stranger to the challenges of life. Each of these traumatic events had an impact on her spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Although the author points out she has a loving and devoted family who consistently supported her, there was a point in her life in which she described herself as broken, understanding her need for acceptance.

Dana C. Love is a mom and an author. She is also a survivor and advocate for domestic abuse. While the physical scars and wounds healed, the emotional impact has had a lasting affect on her life. She is determined to use her pain to reach back and help others in theirs. Read more of her story here!

Dana C. Love

Mom

  
As a mom how has being a survivor impacted how you parent your children?


Domestic violence has helped mold me to becoming a better parent to my children, making them my priority.  


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Dana C. Love

Survivor

  
As a survivor, what has been the most challenging aspect of surviving domestic abuse?


The most challenging aspect of surviving domestic violence was finding myself. 


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Dana C. Love

Advocate

  
Why is being an advocate (champion) for other survivors important to you? 


I want other people to know that while domestic violence is a traumatic experience, it no longer has to be a taboo subject or hidden behind closed doors because it happens each day in our society.


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“Recognize your worth, unconditionally! You owe it to yourself to invest in releasing and healing your inner self!”

Dana C. Love

Author | Beauty For Ashes

Beauty For Ashes

Empowering Survivors to Overcome Domestic Violence

"To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be given great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory." Isaiah 61:3 NLT


Learning to love, accept, and realize that she is worthy caused Author Dana C. Love to embrace becoming the woman she was created and approved by God to be! 
  
As a child, she was lovingly taught by her mother how to color pages in her coloring books. She was taught to stay within the lines, color in the same direction, and allow her imagination to run wild and have fun. This skill would serve the author well through her life’s journey.

Her adult coloring book, Beauty for Ashes (8x10, 136 pages), is the author's way of sharing a 'self-care' tool she uses to refocus and center her life. The book also features a mini journal for jotting down thoughts, feelings, and goals!

A Coloring Book For Adults

Did you know that coloring can be therapeutic?

  
Most of us think of children or childhood when we think of coloring. 
When we were children, many of us spent hours upon hours carefully choosing just the right color and concentrating on staying within the lines. Nothing else mattered. It was just us, our crayons, and the perfect picture. Often, this was a time of peace.

When we color as adults, that same type of tranquility can occur. As we focus on the task at hand, we can let go of what may be troubling us as we are transformed into a time and place where all that matters are color choice and technique.

There are many articles and studies concerning the benefits of coloring. Take some time to research the phenomena and then give it a try if you haven’t already. 

Author Jacob Olesen (Color Meanings) has a fascinating article on the Internet concerning the meaning of color and how coloring for adults is beneficial. According to Jacob, there are ten therapeutic benefits of coloring:

De-stress
Activates both parts of the brain – logic, and creativity
Reminds you of stress-free time of your life
Similar to meditation
Help reduce anxiety
Helps re-discover self
Is therapeutic
Sparks creativity
Helps reconnect with the inner child
Helps transport to a relaxing time

Domestic Violence Statistics

Do You Know The Stats?

1 in 3


women are abused

85%


of abuse cases are women

1 in 4


men are abused

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