This week, that memory came back to me. Not because the hashtag triggered me necessarily, but because I was very hesitant to add my #metoo.
In the aftermath of abuse, it can be only too easy to give into negative thoughts. Embracing positivity may be challenging… it is a great asset in your life
When abusers say, ‘You reap what you sow’ it means ‘you are the real cause of the abuse’. But is there truth to this old adage that abusers fail to see?
Acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness. They are some of the most complex aspects of the healing journey. Some survivors even struggle against them and refuse to embrace these feelings. However, in order to thrive in your new life, it is important to explore them all.
Our self-talk can be absolutely brutal. But why is that? We are most definitely capable of compassion, why do we struggle so much with self-compassion?
The problem with being told to leave my comfort zone for me as a survivor of abuse is that for the longest time I had no comfort zone.
Let us reclaim forgiveness, as a tool for empowerment not a sign of submission. Forgiveness should be more about letting go than turning the other cheek.
In the aftermath of abuse, we have to deal with a lot of complicated emotions. They are often labeled as negative, but I think they are just complex
This question comes up quite a bit when I talk to survivors: Why is my abuser so successful? Many abusers are mostly very successful at projecting an image.
Mags shares some concepts and tools that she finds useful when trying to be resilient while experiencing complex (negative) emotions.