Our survivor story features surviving low self-esteem. Discovering what you want to do with your life, and moving on to happiness.
Thinking of getting into therapy? It’s essential to know your options. We discuss the common types of therapy, therapists, and counselors.
Therapy can truly change your life, but choosing a therapist can be a daunting task. How to choose a therapist fit to your specific needs?
Self-parenting for abuse survivors is an important healing process for your inner child that will move you towards a better future.
Holidays for abuse survivors: it is not your job to swallow the truth elephant just to make your family feel comfortable.
What is Narcissistic Abuse? How can it be characterized? What is the ‘double-message double-bind” that abusers use? What can you do?
The world breaks everyone and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms. Broken doesn’t mean beyond repair.
many scandals that have rocked the Catholic church. Unfortunately, they have rocked every other denomination, faith, countless secular institutions and countless families. And the pain and tumult these scandals leave for non-offending members is massive. With that in mind, we wanted to share this piece.
Integrate your younger-self into your adult life. An abusive upbringing can make us feel like our young-self is still in our childhood home.
Your friend has just told you that they have been sexually assaulted, abused, stalked or raped and you want to support them but you’re not sure what they need. Maybe it happened to them decades ago, in childhood, or maybe it was as recent as today. You want to help your friend in any way you can. Situations may vary, but here are 5 tips for friends of survivors.
Having anxiety is difficult to explain to people. Sometimes, you feel like everything is falling into place, and the next, your world feels like it’s crashing down on you. Stress, feelings of neglect, worries about the future, all of these can combine into an anxiety episode or attack.
A memoir contains a magical ability to heal. Discover how using a memoir for healing from abuse works? How do you start?
No relationship is perfect, be it familial, a friendship, romantic relationship, or a marriage, yet any of these can be a toxic relationship
Using one of these kits, certain evidence such as DNA and debris can be collected from a crime scene — and when it comes to assault, that crime scene is the survivor’s body.Even if you never have to use one, it can be helpful to know what exactly a rape kit is, and what it isn’t.
When people think of physical abuse they think of black eyes, busted lips, and broken arms or noses. But what if it wasn’t?
Did you experience food abuse? When a parent has food available and chooses to withhold it from their child it is neglect.
Abuse Survivors and Our Bodies. Did you suffer child abuse? If so. you may care about yourself less because you think nobody cares about you.
The US has the largest prison population in the world and highest per-capita incarceration rate but how are we treating the high rate of ACEs in prison?
Victims of racism or abuse have a lot in common. Azure Moyna shares the greatest gift you can give someone who has been abused or mistreated.
How to lose the language of abuse and achieve the miracle of actually being able to think in the new language. Emotional language is everything.
Are you a victim of abusive parenting and now a parent yourself? Wonder how to break the cycle of abusive parenting? Here are some ways.
Experiencing trauma leads to all sorts of negative consequences but did you realize that it there is a strong relationship between overwork and past trauma?
20 years ago CDC research on childhood trauma, called ACEs, showed survivors lead shorter sicker lives. Why aren’t we preventing it?
Workplace pests upsetting you? Do you know about Idiopathic Mutual Irritation? Louise Penberthy will give advice to all of us on how to deal with both.
US researchers have found early intervention can help prevent negative childhood experiences in infancy turning into long-term health risks.