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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Singer/Songwriter Laura Martin Writes Song "Quiérete/Love Yourself" To Encourage Those Who Have Been Affected By Domestic Violence


Today, I checked my email and to my surprise, I had an email from Laura Martin, who happens to live in Spain. One thing that I love about my blog is that I am able to reach and communicate with people all over the world. It truly is a blessing to me. I truly did not realize the impact that this blog would have on so many people including myself when I first started it. I am really humbled. 

Laura Martin wrote a song called "Quierete (Latin)" which in English means "Love Yourself". Although the song is in Spanish, Laura has provided subtitles in English. I would encourage you to listen and share the video. It is a beautiful song. 

Click below to listen. 


Feel free to visit  Laura's website Laura Martin Music  or her blog Laura Martin Music Blog  to learn more about her.


As always, thanks for reading!

Much love and God Bless,

Nicole Lofton

If you would like to contact me, please email me at nicole@gardenofpurpose.com or follow me on twitter @nicolecherese 

My Baby Shot Me Down:A Film About Domestic Violence

My Baby Shot Me Down
Hello All! This time I am here to write to you about a film that I recently just learned about entitled My Baby Shot Me Down When the My Baby Shot Me Down twitter account followed me, I instantly wanted to know more about the film. It appears that the film is not out yet, but  it will be out soon. The film is by Daniella Daemy and is being made in the UK.

Of course being the advocate that I am, I just had to share it with you all. I just love sharing anything that has to do with raising awareness of domestic violence. In fact, I get excited because this is a cause that is dear to not only my hear, but I know that is dears to yours as well.

Although I do not know much about the film, I do know that it is about five women that seek revenge and kidnap men who I believe have committed domestic violence. Feel free to check out the IMDB page that has been created for the film here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5126930/

Feel free to follow the My Baby Shot Me Down twitter account @mbsmd_movie https://twitter.com/mbsmd_movie

As always, thanks for reading!

Much love and God Bless,

Nicole Lofton

If you would like to contact me please email me at nicole@gardenofpurpose.com, you can always follow me on twitter @nicolecherese 

13 Year Old Nya Marquez Makes An Amazing Song "No, No More" In Order To Promote Hope and Healing To Those Affected By Domestic Violence

Nya Marquez

Hello, everyone! Today, I am happy to write to you about this amazing song and video that was made by 13 year old Nya Marquez. I absolutely love music and I love when it brings awareness to an important cause especially domestic violence. While on Twitter about two months ago, I happened to come across the twitter page of Nya Marquez, in which I saw her promoting her song that she made to bring hope and healing to those affected by domestic violence.

I have to say that I was and I still am very touched by Nya's song "No, No More". I think that  it is such a beautiful song and Nya is a beautiful person inside and out. To be 13 years old spreading such an inspiring and important message is very beautiful. I hope that you are as touched and inspired, by the song and the video as I am. Please share and reach out to Nya on twitter @nyaband and show your support for what she is doing to raise awareness for domestic violence. 

Below, is the wonderful video, "No, No More".


Feel free To Visit Nya's Websites No, No More and "Nya Entertainment"



As always, thanks for reading! Much love and God Bless, 
Nicole Lofton 

If you would like to get in contact me, feel free to leave a comment on this post or email me at nicole@gardenofpurpose.com 





Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Miseducation of Domestic Violence By Nicole Lofton



Hello Again! I have yet again something to share with you all today lol.  I finally finished my ebook/pdf "The Miseducation of Domestic Violence:Dispelling The Myths In Order To Promote The Truth


This is just a small PDF and this is something that has been on my heart. There are so many myths about domestic violence and I always try to dispel those myths. I addressed 10 of them that I feel are common or that I hear about the most. 

I pray that this blesses someone, please feel free to share it as well. If you would like to get in contact me, you can email me at nicole@faithfuldeedsfoundation.org 

You can view the eBook by clicking on the cover or you can download it by clicking here The Miseducation Of Domestic Violence


Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Laura Baron Premieres New Video About Domestic Violence!

Hello again to all my wonderful readers and supporters!

Once again, I have something to share with you. As you know already, I love to see or hear about people spreading awareness about domestic violence and I am always open to working with anyone supporting this cause. I was blessed to receive an email from singer/songwriter Laura Baron who shared with me that she had made a music video to raise awareness for domestic violence.


When people reach out to me, I like to take my time to actually listen or read what is that they are doing, have done, or want to do so it did take me a couple of days to watch the video in its entirety. I can honestly say that I absolutely love this video. The video is very emotional but I appreciate the realness of it. It tells and shows the story of a woman breaking free from domestic violence. I believe that this is a video that everyone should see. I am happy to be able to blog about it and share it with you all today.

I am happy to present to you Laura Baron's new music video "A Little Note", please watch and share. Pleasure also visit her  website http://www.laurabaronmusic.com/ and learn more about her. Laura truly has a beautiful spirit.




Monday, October 26, 2015

DomesticShelters.org: A Website That Is Making A Difference!


Hello to all of my readers!

Today, I want to share a very important resource with you all. Some of you may already know of this resource already. I have been meaning to write about this resource for some time now and I finally got around to it. The resource that I am speaking of is DomesticShelters.org and as I wrote in the title of this blog post, it is definitely a website that is making a difference in the lives of survivors, victims, and those around them.


Well DomesticShelters.org is the LARGEST(see how I wrote that lol) online searchable database for domestic violence shelters. This is something that has definitely been well needed in the domestic violence field. DomesticShelters.org was started by Theresa's Fund and The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Not only does it provide information regarding shelters, they provide many other resources as well including amazing articles for anybody that has a questions about DV, anybody who is experiencing DV, and anybody that has survived DV. 

Although DomesticShelters.org has only been around for a little over year, they have already had about 525,000 visitors. I would definitely encourage you all to utilize, check out and share this website. It is definitely a step in the right direction of domestic violence awareness and the fight to stop domestic violence. 





Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ashton Kutcher And His Media Company A Plus Spread Awareness About Domestic Violence!

I am thoroughly excited that Ashton Kutcher and his media company A Plus have decided to join the fight against domestic violence. Domestic Violence is still a cause that needs much attention and I always think it is awesome when celebrities help raise awareness. I know that ANYBODY can raise awareness, but celebrities can raise awareness on a bigger scale and so I think what Ashton Kutcher and his media team are doing is amazing. 

What they have done is created an infographic that shows, in their words, "the effects of abuse that outlast physical violence, but are still detrimental". The infographic basically shows what happens after abuse and how it affects the survivor as far as their children, their employment, and their living situations go. 

Infographics are great because some people are visual, meaning they need to see something in order to understand it. Not everyone can or wants to read a long paragraph or a bunch of statistics simply because it is not the way that they learn. Ashton Kutcher and A Plus did a great job with this infographic. I have posted it below. I would also encourage you to check out their website to learn more about them in general and the many other causes that they are raising awareness for. Here is the  link to their site http://aplus.com/a/domestic-violence-cycle-infographic-women-kids?c=3111&utm_campaign=i102&utm_source=a88493