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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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Relationships After Abuse: You Can Find True Love

Relationships After Abuse: You Can Find True Love

This blog is a compassionate and uplifting one, filled with hope for us survivors of abuse. It’s all about how we can find truly loving relationships after abuse, even when it feels like no one will be able to handle us and our ‘baggage.’ If you’re looking for the...

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How to Stop Self Sabotaging Before It Ruins Your Life

How to Stop Self Sabotaging Before It Ruins Your Life

Self sabotaging is something most of us survivors of abuse have done at some point in our healing journeys. Like when we finally get close to someone, then push them away even though it’s a good relationship. Or we miss therapy appointments, even though we know...

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Find It Hard to Heal From Abuse? How to Stop Blaming Yourself

Find It Hard to Heal From Abuse? How to Stop Blaming Yourself

There was a viral post that went around Facebook a few months ago, about how it was harmful to say “Trauma is not your fault, but healing is your responsibility.”  That phrase had always rubbed me the wrong way, but I didn’t know why until I was a part of that...

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What Is Psychogenic Pain? & How You Can Live a Good Life With It

What Is Psychogenic Pain? & How You Can Live a Good Life With It

Psychogenic pain is when we feel pain that isn’t caused from a physical source (like a cut, bruise, virus, inflammation, etc). It’s essentially when our brain interprets that we’re in pain, but there’s no direct cause of it. At least, not a visible one. Psychogenic...

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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!