Uncover Your Joy is (sort of) Closing Down

As most of you know, I just had a hospital stay and have been resting, recuperating, and renewing. Since the beginning of April, my life has been upended and focused entirely on symptom management.  Full transparency: the stay was a psychiatric crisis hold, due...

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How I Thrive Despite the Suicidal Feelings I Have Every Day

How I Thrive Despite the Suicidal Feelings I Have Every Day

Do you struggle with chronic suicidal feelings? I have almost every day since age 8, and I’m not alone in that. It’s a common challenge those of us who have survived child abuse face—especially when we live with conditions like borderline personality disorder or...

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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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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!