People can learn resiliency skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.
We can’t be constantly in survival mode while also trying to heal. So ask yourself if Facebook makes you anxious, maybe it’s time to take a Facebook fast.
A while ago, I wrote a little blog about people who are energy drains (you can find it here) In it I wrote: “There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. Not even after a day of intense arguing about something, but instantly. The second you see them, you feel your […]
For your convenience and reading pleasure: a round-up of all the articles that SwanWaters has shared this week. Happy Sunday! June 11 – June 17 RuPaul is My Hero—a small retelling of RuPaul’s survivor story, and what it is that has made him the drag queen goddess heroine that he is today! Secret Ice Cream—In […]
Mags shares some concepts and tools that she finds useful when trying to be resilient while experiencing complex (negative) emotions.
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.
Spiritual healing—not to be confused with religion—nurtures the soul; reigniting the spark of our passion, inspiration, and sense of belonging.
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.
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.
I read that snippet of advice recently and it just struck a chord with me. How simple a dividing line is that? Over the past year, I began to consciously contemplate and apply that quote to my daily life, and to my surprise the happiness and peace in my life increased significantly.