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How to ensure you only have healthy relationships

How to Ensure You Only Have Healthy Relationships

You deserve absolutely healthy relationships. People who treasure you just as you are, without asking you to change or be “easier to handle.” Individuals who love you, despite the wounds you carry from past abuse. I’ve cut out so many toxic people from my life over the past year. I’ve stood up to manipulation, disrespect, and just refused to tolerate anything less than healthy relationships. I had survived enough abuse. It was time I fought...

You'll heal when you take care of yourself

You’ll Heal When You Take Care of Yourself

The most powerful lessons in life come from the strangest sources. I definitely wasn’t expecting a broken toe to teach me something this incredible. Something I now hope will inspire you to better take care of yourself. Trauma recovery is exhausting. You’re recovering from a major injury, one on the inside. You can’t see the healing process, which can make it hard to stay motivated. Other people can’t see your hurt, which puts pressure on...

How to make a change even when you're afraid

How to Make a Change Even When You’re Afraid

One of the most difficult decisions I made in my life led to a rough break up—but I am so glad that I made that choice. When you make a change, something tough may happen. You’ll hurt for a bit, but then look back and see it was the perfect decision. It takes courage to make a change, especially when the outcome is uncertain and potentially painful. Change is scary! But, in order to live...

How to stop morning anxiety from ruining your day

How to Stop Morning Anxiety from Ruining Your Day

Who wants to start their day distressed and overcome with worry? Not me! Not anyone. But, when we have morning anxiety, then that’s exactly how each morning begins. So how do we live a fulfilling and peaceful day, after waking up on edge? Morning anxiety comes from many different sources. Sometimes the morning itself is triggering. Maybe you had a nightmare the previous night, or you wake up into a traumatic flashback. Regardless of the...

Pushing People Away? Here’s How to Stop Rejecting Love

Rejecting love is normal for us survivors of abuse. We were once told that we were unlovable, that we deserved to be hurt, or that we weren’t worth anything. Now, when we’re handed truly unconditional love, we push it away. It’s normal to do this, but that doesn’t make it pain free. Something in your past caused love to seem scary. And today, that cycle of fear repeats—pushing love even farther out of reach. I’ve feared...

What to do when you're too exhausted to reach your goals blog

What to Do When You’re Too Exhausted to Reach Your Goals

Too exhausted to reach your goals? When you’re fighting a daily battle in your mind, it can be hard for you to muster the energy to pursue your dreams. This is okay. It’s possible to reach your goals even when you’re tired. All it takes is a willingness to rest and recuperate, then consistent effort when you have energy. You don’t need to make forward progress every day. It’s not required to work every free second towards...

The Mental Health Recovery You’re Guaranteed to Reach

The Mental Health Recovery You’re Guaranteed to Reach

If you can’t reach a place of mental health recovery, it’s because of one single mindset. Your version of recovery is not the right one for you. There is a place of mental health recovery you can reach. First, simply define what recovery means to you and you alone. You are guaranteed to reach it—so long as you’re realistic and willing to do the work. Recovery is diverse and unique. We all live with different mental...

Overcome Feeling Like a Failure with This Loving Process

Overcome Feeling Like a Failure with This Loving Process

You ultimately get to decide what you believe and reject. And, with this power, you can free yourself from the pain of feeling like a failure. You can redefine success. You can honor all your accomplishments. Someone once told us what success and failure meant. It may have been our parents, trying to coach us on our career. It could have been advertisements or societal stigmas. Whatever the cause, we learned what “failure” and “success” meant...

Self reflect in the most self loving way

Self Reflect in the Most Self Loving Way

You deserve to enter this New Year with pride. With joy for who you are and all you have accomplished over the past year. This compassion and optimism comes with a beautiful form of self reflection, one that inspires your journey. Self reflection, if done in a critical way, can make us feel bad about ourselves. The last thing you want is to enter this new year feeling down about the past 12 months. You...

Conquer chronic stress with these 6 practical habits

Conquer Chronic Stress with These 6 Practical Habits

Maybe you have stellar techniques for handling short term stress. A panic attack. Nerves before a presentation. But, what about chronic stress? It’s the kind that zaps our energy, leaving us exhausted even in the first moments of a new day. Chronic stress is, to say the least, no fun. It takes a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health especially if we let it become unchecked. Also, as the lovely title of chronic...

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