Now that I’d left, I couldn’t trust my decision-making ability because I’d clearly made such terrible ones while under my former abuser’s control.
In this episode of the Pint-Sized Healing Podcast, SwanWaters team member Carrie Maya talks you through her process as she deals with emotional overwhelm.
People can learn resilience skills to use when facing challenging times, and increase the quality of the experience and change the quality of the outcome.
One way I like to reflect on my healing journey is to look back over my own writing. It gives me glimpses of how far I’ve come.
The short-coming isn’t in the emotional pain you feel. The short-coming is in our collective inability to understand that there is no time-line for healing.
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.
Where we’ve felt like a failure or unable to follow through in the past, we can start setting goals for ourselves, and set the reward for reaching them.
Spiritual healing—not to be confused with religion—nurtures the soul; reigniting the spark of our passion, inspiration, and sense of belonging.
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
Survivors of abuse feel isolated by the dysfunctional chaos around them, and think escape is impossible. Connecting with peers is key to the healing journey