Sick and Tired of Emotional Numbness? Here’s How to Stop It

Sick and Tired of Emotional Numbness? Here’s How to Stop It

Feel like your world is shrouded in a grey filter? Like you’re detached from both the good and bad—not connected to life at all? Emotional numbness is common for us survivors of abuse, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. It makes us feel like we’re not really...

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How to Avoid and Escape Toxic Relationships

How to Avoid and Escape Toxic Relationships

Always finding yourself in toxic relationships? Almost like you’re a magnet for abusers? It’s never your fault that ill-intentioned people come into your life, but there are ways you can empower yourself to get out of and prevent these relationships. You just have to...

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What You Need to Know About Healthy Habits & Trauma Recovery

What You Need to Know About Healthy Habits & Trauma Recovery

When you are going through a tough time, you have less energy. The healthy habits you’ve spent weeks, months, maybe even years forming sometimes fall apart in front of you. And this can cause despair and guilt and shame. But, this is normal. It’s okay to break new and...

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“Am I Enough?” Yes! And Here’s How to Believe It

“Am I Enough?” Yes! And Here’s How to Believe It

I don’t think there is anything that plagues us survivors more than the question, “Am I enough?” Our abusers, day after day, told us something was wrong with us. That we were bad and unworthy. That our purpose in this world was to be hurt. Your abuser kept their...

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The Self Loving Antidote to Hating Who You Are

The Self Loving Antidote to Hating Who You Are

Reclaiming a self loving perspective after abuse is one of the greatest challenges us survivors face. Our abusers made us hate ourselves. That’s how they kept control over us. But now that you’re free from them, you can start to reclaim self compassion. Although...

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This is How You Embrace Life After Abuse

This is How You Embrace Life After Abuse

How do you embrace life after abuse? How can you feel joyous, living with the after effects of such horrible trauma? Embracing life isn’t about having a perfect life. It’s about finding joy and happiness and love even in the midst of hardship—something that us...

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4 Life-Changing Reasons to Accept Your PTSD Diagnosis

4 Life-Changing Reasons to Accept Your PTSD Diagnosis

Feeling boxed in by your new PTSD diagnosis? Are you struggling to accept that you officially have a disorder? It is intense to receive this news! I definitely get it. I was absolutely shocked when I was first diagnosed with PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. We...

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Burden After Abuse

How to Stop Feeling Like a Burden After Abuse

Feeling like a burden is normal when we’re disabled survivors of abuse. People tend to make huge issues about the accommodations we need. They shame us for still “holding on to our past.” And so so much more. This is all unfair. It’s ableism. But it doesn’t stop us...

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It’s Healing to Accept Your Life is Unfair

It’s Healing to Accept Your Life is Unfair

You were completely innocent. You did not deserve the abuse, you did not deserve the pain that you now hold. Your life is unfair—at least, it feels that way. And this is valid. Abuse wasn’t some positive life lesson you were destined to experience. But, when your life...

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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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