We have collected articles that can help you when healing gets hard and how self-care can help you cope and prepare for the future.

Healing is a messy business, and it sure isn’t pretty. In the words of SwanWaters team member Carrie:

Very few of us can afford Eat, Pray, Love style healing.

She makes a valid point!

Healing gets hard. It is complicated, pulling your hair out frustrating, crying through your nose messy and you’ll think your head is going to explode confusing. And while you go through all that, you have dishes to wash, bills to pay, kids to take to soccer practice, dogs to give a bath… you name it.

When healing gets hard, how can you make things more manageable? Here are some resources to help.

When Healing Gets Hard SELF

Attending To Your Own Needs

Helpful articles on the way self-care is not just a one-off thing, but a life-long practice.

Jada Pinkett Smith—Take Care Of YOU First

Your Anger Knows Your Worth: 10 Steps To Turn Your Temper Into Your Teacher

How To Destress

What Self-Care Is—And What It Isn’t

Zen And The Art Of Venting

A Seven-Step Prescription For Self-Love

How Do We Overcome Our Obsession With Growth?

Guided Meditation For Taking Care Of Yourself And Cultivating Self-Love

When healing gets hard - overwhelm

Sadness, Loneliness, And Overwhelm

Strategies to implement when you feel like life is getting on top of you.

10 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Lonely

3 Small Ways To Turn The Tide On A Bad Day

5 Ways To Dig Yourself Out Of Depression

21 Tips For Taking Care Of Yourself When You Feel Like Shutting Down

The Balance Between Being Prepared And Being Anxious

Rock Your Emptiness

How To Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed

When healing gets hard - future

Life After Abuse

Ideas on how to use the pain of the past to heal and write a happier future.

How To Tell The Difference Between Intuition And Fear

My Reasons For Recovery

Real Talk About Real Love

The SwanWaters Guide To Happy Holidays

Can We Turn Our Addictions Into Positives?

5 Ways Expectations Hurt Our Holidays

Healing And Thriving After Abuse

Owning My Story With Survivor Pride

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We have collected articles that can help you when healing gets hard and how self-care can help you cope and prepare for the future.

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