Welcome to this Guide to Happy Holidays! This is not about how to wrap your gifts or to make the best holiday treats. This guide is for people dealing with or recovering from abuse.
I came across a post on Upworthy about a woman writing a letter of support to her neighbour experiencing domestic abuse. It made me want to write to you.
To release the past and embrace the future is such an important topic. Finding ways to find positive growth in adversity and trauma will help this process.
Toxic people both demean and overemphasize health and self-care. While being criticized for not healing and for trying to heal, I’d be told I’d die a horrible, slow, young death.
I feel pretty confident that the whole SwanWaters team will give you are resounding YES! Helping others is at the core of our organization.
I wanted to talk to you how toxic people push us beyond our limits in the name of “facing our fears”. They push us so far that we get into panic mode.
When abuse never takes any physical form, it can be tough to feel sure it ever happened. After all, everybody makes mistakes… no parent is perfect. Right?
In this podcast about my no contact anniversary, I talk about more complicated emotions like anger and guilt, and how sometimes we feel tired of recovery.
There are so very many truths about healing from abuse, and we talk about many. There are a few insights that really had a positive impact on my journey.
What to do when you’re forced to have contact or some form of interaction with our abuser? There are a few schools of thought on how to stop being a target