For your convenience and reading pleasure: a round-up of all the articles that SwanWaters has shared this week.

Happy Sunday!

January 21 – January 27

In this article, Finding Tom shares how a simple journal from his sister dramatically changed the course of his life.

Are you fed up with feeling vulnerable online? Click the following link to read Aubrey Cole’s tips for reclaiming your sense of security and freedom on the Internet.

Want to meet the SwanWaters team? Click this link to get to know us better! 

Do you want a bunch of FREE resources to help you heal after leaving an abusive or toxic relationship? Click this link to get access to get your hands on our Pint-Sized Healing section.

In this deeply moving, humorous, and potentially life-changing talk, Susan David challenges a culture that prizes positivity over emotional truth, and discusses the powerful strategies of emotional agility.

Let Mags teach you how to use your own personality to get the most out of your healing journey. Click this link to get your FREE digital copy of my book Healing From Abuse: Find Tools That Work For You. 

Are you or someone you love in an extreme domestic abuse situation? While we’re here for you, we’re not an emergency service. So if you need to, please click this link to access emergency service information in the US, UK, and Canada.

In this post, Bob Brotchie of Anglia Counselling Newmarket explains what PTSD is, and delves into the signs that you may be missing.

January 14 – January 20

Do you neglect self-care so you don’t drop the ball with your other responsibilities? In our latest podcast episode, I share how you can do what needs to be done, and still make healing, relaxing time for yourself.

Michael Ballard’s 3 alternatives to setting New Year’s Resolutions.

Are you fed up with feeling vulnerable online? These are Aubrey Cole’s tips for reclaiming your sense of security and freedom on the Internet.

It might sound weird, but we can actually use our day-to-day tasks count as self-care in our healing journey. In this episode of the Pint-Sized Healing podcast, I explain how.

This episode of the Pint-Sized Healing podcast on the fearful excitement of choosing a better life for yourself after being trapped in an abusive situation for so long.

Do you also feel like your painful experiences are insignificant compared to what others have been through? We totally understand why this happens, but it’s not terribly helpful. Let Danielle LaPorte explain why.

Do you want to discover your personal healing style? I wrote a book called Healing From Abuse: Find Tools That Work For You about this topic specifically. Download your FREE copy now.

Are you ready to empower yourself with knowledge, skills, and draw upon support from the SwanWaters team directly in order to transform your relationship with boundary setting? Then join The Healing Academy Plus program today.

Have you joined our FREE Facebook group for survivors who want to learn to thrive after abuse?

“The very first step is to recognize that safety does indeed exist and that you are deserving of it.” A beautiful article from Mental Help. 

International Day of Acceptance was this week. And we want to give a huge shout out to Annie and Stevie who founded 3elove to, as their website says, “…change the perception of disability.” We support the social model of disability, and want all disabled folk to know you’ve got allies in us ❤️

January 7 – January 13

Mags wrote a poem for my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary. But now I see it in a new light. It’s a poem about what the SwanWaters community represents: lifting each other up above difficult circumstances. Read it here.

This is one of the most important documentaries to come out in a long time. R. Kelly is an abuser of the highest order, and the girls (not women, but GIRLS) who survived him are so brave for speaking out. Click the link to watch the trailer. Watch the full series on Lifetime, or find it on a streaming service you’re able to access. Watch it, share it, and don’t let him (or people like him) hide in plain sight anymore.

It might sound weird, but we can actually use our day-to-day tasks count as self-care in our healing journey. Click the following link to listen to Mags explain how in last week’s episode of the Pint-Sized Healing podcast.

Anxiety affects us all in mildly different ways, but one thing seems constant: “Because of my anxiety, I struggle to see my value. I only see a million flaws.” Holly Riordan shares how this feels to her.

Do you want to learn how to break the pattern of behavior that stems from trauma? To heal yourself so you can heal your relationships? Click here to read my latest article about doing just this.

Jen Zarzecki is a domestic abuse survivor and lives with PTSD, depression, and anxiety. After living in silence about her mental health and abusive relationship for years, she turned to writing as a form of therapy. Read some of her story here.



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