As survivors of abuse we can feel terrible loneliness, especially around the holidays. Aubrey takes us to the heart of loneliness and how we can heal.
Intuition isn’t some magical, pie-in-the-sky super power only witches possess, but simply another way to draw upon information we have about a situation.
Every week Mags will share some of her ideas, tools and skills about abuse and recovery in small, pint-sized chunks of healing.
I want to talk to you about abusive religious leaders—while also exploring the general ways that toxic people show different faces to different targets
Recovery takes a lot of time but the beauty is, the more you develop habits, the more confidence you build and the more efficient your recovery becomes
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?
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.
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.
Guilt is a complex emotion, but one survivors of abuse are intimately familiar with. The experience of abuse is -among many other complicated things- the world biggest guilt trip.
In the aftermath of abuse, we often have to deal with a myriad of PTSD triggers. Daily life was abuse, now daily life is a reminder of that abuse. By that I mean that sometimes the most normal activities and events can trigger memories and emotional flashbacks. That means that the most mundane tasks can become very difficult to manage.