How to Erase Shame With a Meaningful Apology

How to Erase Shame With a Meaningful Apology

Alright, so you made a mistake. You did something that hurt others…and now you’re feeling like the worst human being on the planet (hello, shame!). That’s a normal experience—and it’s not actually a bad thing.  Shame and guilt can guide us towards being a better...

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The Hope We Need After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

The Hope We Need After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Leaving an abusive relationship is no easy task, especially when we’re alone and with little support. That's why I made this video, to share with you the loving messages I wish I'd been told after leaving my abusers. It’s personal, inspiring, down-to-earth, and so...

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Thoughts: Not All Wounds Can Be “Healed”

Thoughts: Not All Wounds Can Be “Healed”

We need to go beyond the phrase “time heals all wounds” (like I’ve been seeing all over my feed)...and we ✨also✨ need to move beyond “all wounds can be healed.” Some emotional pain may be chronic and, honestly, that’s okay. The weight of what you went through may not...

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4 Easy Types of Self Care to Do When You’re Exhausted

4 Easy Types of Self Care to Do When You’re Exhausted

Surviving is tough enough…then you’re adding the work of recovery on top of that! Well, no wonder us abuse survivors are exhausted. Even being kind to ourselves can feel far too difficult. This episode lists four wildly easy types of self care, most of which you can...

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How to Begin Feeling Joy After Abuse

How to Begin Feeling Joy After Abuse

You’ve been so focused on surviving abuse that you haven’t had time to learn how to experience joy. But, now that you’re free from that traumatic situation…you can begin this beautiful journey. Here’s an episode all about a secret to feeling joy, even if you don’t yet...

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I Had a Sexually Abusive Friend, Here’s How I Recovered

I Had a Sexually Abusive Friend, Here’s How I Recovered

Abusers aren’t always romantic partners. It’s possible to have abusive friends, too. Even best friends.  That’s what happened to me. I confided in my best friend of 4 years about past child abuse…and then she assaulted me. Right then and there, after trusting her...

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The 5 Steps to Self Love You Need to Be Doing

The 5 Steps to Self Love You Need to Be Doing

Pretty much everyone talks about loving yourself...but how often do you hear actual steps to self love? Well, here you go! This video is all about reclaiming true, life-long self love after abuse. It's NOT toxic positivity or spiritual bypassing. It's real stuff that...

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19 Questions About Dissociative Identity Disorder–Answered!

19 Questions About Dissociative Identity Disorder–Answered!

Just last week, someone asked me a bunch of questions so they could get more information before writing a character with dissociative identity disorder. Having lived with it since I was 5 (and having the unique perspective of going through final fusion/integration), I...

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Hi! I’m Calion

I’m a dreamer, healer, and optimistic soul…and a survivor of child sexual abuse and trafficking. I created Uncover Your Joy to show joy and peace are possible to find after trauma. I’m the founder of The Prosperity Path Program, and have reached almost 80,000 survivors with my blog!