You’ll Transform Your Life When You Make an Impact

You’ll Transform Your Life When You Make an Impact

It doesn’t matter that you’re just one person. You are a powerful person and you can make an impact in the world. When you do this, you’ll be lighting up your own life too. Abuse is a difficult hand to be dealt. It leaves us with a lot of painful emotions, memories,...

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Codependent Relationships: How to Avoid, Heal, and Prevent Them

Codependent Relationships: How to Avoid, Heal, and Prevent Them

Codependency has become a dirty word. It casts shame on a person, leaving them with the stigma of being “needy” or “draining” or “burdensome.” Being codependent, or being in a codependent relationship, does not make anyone a bad person. It’s true that codependency can...

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How to Make Letting Go of Someone (Like an Abuser) Easier

How to Make Letting Go of Someone (Like an Abuser) Easier

Letting go of someone means no longer feeling like they control your life. It means not spending every day wishing you could go back to them or believing what they did to you will limit your future forevermore. Letting go of someone, especially an abuser, is about...

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Find Safe and Compassionate Love After Abuse

Find Safe and Compassionate Love After Abuse

“Love after abuse.” It’s something every survivor wants and yet it also feels the farthest out of reach. How will someone come to love us with this ‘baggage?’ How do we build a relationship with someone who is actually good for us? These question are painful because,...

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The Most Healing Perspective on Life After Trauma

The Most Healing Perspective on Life After Trauma

Do you wish there was a way to look back on your past with love? To have a perspective on life where you could acknowledge the trauma you faced, but also see your strength? It would allow you to no longer feel burdened by your trauma, without overlooking the real...

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Forgiving Yourself, No Matter the Mistakes You Make

Forgiving Yourself, No Matter the Mistakes You Make

Are you tired of hating yourself every time you make a mistake? It’s exhausting to feel worthless and hear self-deprecating thoughts. You don’t deserve it—you deserve to be forgiving yourself always and forever. Mistakes happen to every single human being. You’re...

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The 8 Growth Mindsets You Need to Thrive After Abuse

The 8 Growth Mindsets You Need to Thrive After Abuse

“Switch to a growth mindset.” That’s a popular thing you hear in the personal development field, isn’t it? At it’s core, the concept is beautiful. It challenges us to keep improving ourselves and our lives, in turn transforming the world around us. But for us...

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How to Find Joy, Even When You Can’t Choose Happiness

How to Find Joy, Even When You Can’t Choose Happiness

We can’t just choose happiness, especially after surviving abuse and living with PTSD. But this can be disheartening. If you can’t choose happiness, how do you start to love life? How do you begin to feel good? A love for life is still something you can experience....

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The True Meaning of “Being a Better Person”

The True Meaning of “Being a Better Person”

How do you improve yourself after going through so much hardship? What does it even mean to be a better person, especially after surviving abuse? Trauma impacts us. It causes us to place judgements on others. We’ve become slow to trust. And when we think of being the...

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How to Genuinely Love Your Imperfections

How to Genuinely Love Your Imperfections

Are you ruled by self-hatred immediately after noticing some flaw? It’s natural for us survivors of abuse to notice our imperfections the most—since our abusers trained us to do this. But, I’ve gotta say, this is not fun (and that’s an understatement). I’m here to...

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Hi! I’m Arien

I’m a dreamer, healer, and optimistic soul…and a survivor of child sexual abuse. I created Uncover Your Joy to show you 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!

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