SACRED HEARTS RISING: BREAKING THE SILENCE ONE STORY AT A TIME
In Sacred Hearts Rising you’ll find a collection of essays from women who have overcome all manner of struggles: abuse, loss, near-death experiences, mental illness, abandonment, heartbreak, and more. Through this diverse mix of stories, a bright thread connects these women: no matter what befell them, they are not fallen and they will not be silent. Their voices, their hearts, and their lives are rising. Here in these pages, you are invited to join them.
SACRED HEARTS RISING: FINDING YOUR WINGS
The twenty-seven stories contained in the book serve not only as a testament to the strength and resilience of the writers who tell them, but also as a reminder that you the reader are not alone in your struggles, that there is hope for you, too, to find your wings and to rise.
I CAN’T HEAR THE BIRDS ANYMORE
This is a story about sexual, psychological and physical abuse and the ripple effect that this abuse had on my life, and the view I had of myself and the decisions I made during my life as a result of the abuse. WARNING: The contents of this book contain graphic descriptions of abuse, and its horrific results. It is intended to help the abused recognize what may have really happened to them, educate caregivers and how to detect possible abuse.If you believe that you, or someone you know has been abused, please get professional help immediately. Most areas have a confidential abuse hotline.
HEAR ME: SILENT NO MORE
At age five, Brenda learns fast to play, to tackle challenges with determination, and to ride the horses she loves. She also learns that she doesn’t need to be afraid of strangers. Instead harm lurks much closer. Brenda’s life changes forever when a hired farm hand and a member of her own family sexually assault her. These early violations ripple into more anguish—mental, emotional, and physical abuse—that continues as Brenda crawls her way through her youth, fearing members of her own family and never trusting anyone but herself. Threatened, afraid and ashamed, Brenda stays silent, her story a terrible secret she can never tell. Then she meets Alfred. Barely out of high school, with no one else to turn to for help from the demons that haunt her, Brenda marries him, a man who she thinks will protect her and keep her safe. Except that her new protector has secrets of his own, and Brenda must now survive new dangers and new assaults. For over two decades, she must fight with everything she has to stay alive and escape the marriage. In the end, she must decide if she’ll keep her secrets locked up in the quiet or finally give voice to the little girl inside who was silenced long ago. Hear Me is the harrowing story of one woman’s story of breaking a terrible cycle of abuse and finding her true voice.
BRENDA HAMMON: HAPPINESS AFTER ABUSE (Wisdom To Wealth Mastery Book 2)
2nd in the series of Powerful Women In Business.
Speaker, small business owner and equestrian, Brenda Hammon kicks down the walls of silence about incest and sexual, mental and physical abuse.
In denial of the ways sexual abuse had permeated her life, for forty years, Brenda suffered in silence and isolation, until finally taking a stand and dealing with her past.
Known for her integrity, courage and directness, Brenda now works to show others, who have been abused that they too have a voice and can take back control of their lives.
Brenda takes pride in breaking the cycle of abuse in her own family and speaking out loud to prevent the suffering of other children.
I AM: KICKING DOWN THE WALLS OF SILENCE
With over two decades in the Life insurance industry, Brenda and her husband Bud have built a successful business with includes working with a Life Style Protection Company to provide enhanced coverage’s for clients and help to train other advisors in the industry.
During Brenda’s time of struggling to survive her childhood and her first marriage, Brenda focused on her riding as a way to escape from her life and competed on the National Circuit in Dressage in Canada and won numerous awards and accolades in her discipline.
After seeking help, Brenda was no longer running to escape, so she had to redefine her new passion for riding. With her new coach and friend Erika and her new horse Hughie, Brenda is learning once more how to dance to the beat of her own drum.