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
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.
Practising mindfulness is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful tools to access a change in perspective. If I am not my past, then who am I?
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.
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
Sound too good to be true, journaling for emotional healing? Can simply putting pen to paper really help you not just survive, but thrive? Short answer? Yes
SwanWaters recently started sending out daily journaling prompts, a phrase a paragraph, a quote, a thought… Anything that will inspire thought and writing.
Healing after abuse is like building a new self from the ground up. Now that you are free, who will you be? Learning new life skills is part of the journey.
Once we escape the abuse, we are left with no sense of healthy boundaries. We don’t know how to set and maintain them, and feel guilty for even wanting to.