Teela Hart

Surviving Domestic Violence


Isolation and fear have been constant companions for more than 19 years.  In addition, living in a small town on the East Coast offers little in the way of community for domestic violence survivors.  Giving voice to recovery in a way that will bring healing to others as well as myself is a big part of the reason I am here sharing with you.

Eradicate the stigma of domestic violence

The Faces of Domestic Violence

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please visit www.nomore.org  for a list of domestic violence centers specific to your location.  You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at www.hotline.org  or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).  If you feel you are in immediate danger contact your local law enforcement by calling 911.


” Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it. ”                                                     Robert Davies

60 thoughts on “About

  1. Wish you a lot of happiness and joy in the days to come! 🙂

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  3. I love this Teela…thank you for your blog, I look forward to reading more. I especially love how you describe yourself as “mother, daughter, sister, student, avid reader” in addition to domestic violence survivor…xoxo


  4. I salute you Teela, for choosing to stay strong and positive about life. You are an inspiration to many.


  5. Congratulations! I have nominated your lovely blog for the Liebster Award. Please visit the page below for the details. I hope you will accept and pass it along to nominees of your choice. Peace! http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/04/08/liebster-and-shine-on-reader-appreciation-award-3/


  6. I have seen few days ago a video for domestic violence campaigne and it left me sick immediatelly. My mum has grown in a domestic violence up until her dad died and I, well I’ve been through some things I rather not talk about, but I give you full support… It is never ever under any circumstances and any situations your fault of anything. Never. Not even for a second.


  7. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is much appreciated, 🙂



  8. Hi Teela
    Thanks for following my blog, and congrats on yours….good on you for the work you do


  9. What a fantastic cause on which to raise awareness! There is so much power and control to be regained through shared cathartic release, especially after surviving something as traumatic as domestic violence. I can’t wait to read everything else your blog has to offer.

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  10. Hey Teela, thanks for dropping by and following my mostly poetic writings at 42 Days Younger Than Kylie. Looking forward to your participation in the conversation that grows from just a few words.


  11. Hi Teela,
    Thanks for checking out my blog and for the follow. I am a child survivor of a domestic abuse home (among other things) where my dad was an alcoholic and abusive towards my mom. I can very much relate to the little bit I’ve read of your blog thus far. I am glad to see you following the words of Henri Nouwen that I have on my ‘about’ page of my blog where he asks, “How can we put our woundedness in service of others?” God bless you and heal you!


  12. Thanks for the visit and follow!


  13. Wow. Such heartfelt stories. I feel your pain and joy… My domestic abuse wasn’t near as violent as yours was but, it was painful and left me feeling like less of a woman; less of a person. I’ve healed… Thanks be to God. I pray that one day my two children will look back and, know that I did the best that I could and did it ALL for them because they mattered most. I pray your children will too, if they haven’t already.

    I’m so happy that you are FREE and healing through expressing yourself positively.

    Thanks for following my blog.

    Have a Beautiful Life. 🙂


    • Thank you so much for your wonderful words of kindness. They are a true inspiration to me.
      We are survivors and we will continue to be so.
      Thank you for commenting.
      Teela 🙂


  14. H!, As I read your Voice of Words–I have a clear Vision–Your Purpose of Life–Others–temper and conquer–Violence–the Knife of Words–the Physical Fist of Power–My Purpose of Life–not about me–Thank You Lord


  15. My last post, which is a music video with lyrics, I thought of you. Perhaps you will understand why.




  16. Thanks for liking my post of Fred Phelps. I’ll be following your blog. I survived 22 years of horrific child abuse and violence myself. The struggle is indescribable to anyone not having experienced similar trauma. I understand and I’ll be reading your blog.


    • Thanks inspired. It is a heavy thing to carry alone sometimes. I’m sorry you had to go through that. No one should ever have to experience that level of betrayal.
      I appreciate the follow and I look forward to reading more of your blog as well.


  17. What a great website – a worthy cause, much needed. I wish you well.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It means a lot to me. 😀
    cate b


  18. You are brave and remarkable. Thanks for liking my silly little blog. Keep you your good work. Blessings!


  19. Hi there, Teela. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!


  20. You have great words..!


  21. Your blog is very powerful Teela. I hope your story helps others find the strength to get away from the violence.


  22. Nothing is wasted in God’s economy, Teela; you will be such a strong support to others who are also victims of such horrendous treatment.

    You have such a gift in the way you write and express yourself. Keep going.

    These verses came to mind for you as I was reading your posts:

    “Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
    from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
    You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.” (Psalm 71:20-21)

    In my prayers,


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  24. Thanks for the follow, Teela.

    I was reading your blog last night and it’s all so heartbreaking. I can sometimes get so disgusted at the behavior of this animal called human, and in particular males. It used to escape me why people would treat others like that, but now I know it’s just because they have a very dark heart; that they’ve suppressed their spirit; that they are so out of touch with their true selves, they’ve become nothing more than an instinctual animal running on a primitive auto-pilot.

    I’m so sorry you had to go through everything you did. No one should be subjected to anything less than great love from others. Period.


    • Thank you Michael,
      It helps to know that you truly care about your fellow man/woman enough to reach out and identify with the trials I and so many others have and still do endure.
      Support is everything.
      I found encouragement in your blog and I look forward to reading more.
      Thank you again, you truly are a light in my very dark tunnel.


      • Thank you. Since I’ve been blogging, my eyes have been opened to many horrendous things on a very personal level (it’s easy to get attached to bloggers). But I always stand in complete awe of the strength in women who have gone through these things.

        Keep being strong. 🙂


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