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Overcome a Lack of Motivation to Recover

Overcome a Lack of Motivation to Recover

Recovery is hard. Trauma is a daily battle for us survivors of abuse. Each fight is not an easy one. It’s completely natural to have a lack of motivation. In fact, as Mike Bundrant of the iNLP Center states, it's common for just about everyone to lack motivation at one point or another.  You’ve fought hard. You have stood your ground in every battle and you’ve come out victorious. You’re still here and that’s what truly matters. But...

You Can Reclaim Inner Peace, Even After Abuse

You Can Reclaim Inner Peace, Even After Abuse

Inner peace is possible for you, and every other survivor of abuse, to find. It comes with one simple thing: building a home within yourself. Obviously, I’m not talking about a literal home. But rather, a safe place where you can feel and process all emotions. Where you exist authentically and can choose how to share your true self with the world. It’s by understanding that emotions are safe to feel and that you are...

The Best 6 Natural Remedies for Depression, by Someone Living It

The Best 6 Natural Remedies for Depression, by Someone Living It

Medication can save our lives when we have a mental illness. Therapy can work wonders. But sometimes, we need natural remedies for depression too. I’m a huge supporter of psychiatric medication. Just two weeks ago, my doctor was delayed (quite significantly) in refilling one of my scripts. And my gosh did I feel it! Panic attacks went from once every 3-4 days, to almost four times a day. Medicine can transform our lives, but it doesn’t...

How to stop feeling overwhelmed and alone

How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Alone

Everything horrible seems to come up all at once. Your past flashes before you and unbearable emotional pain washes over you. You’re stuck feeling overwhelmed and totally alone in your pain. It’s my guess that every survivor of abuse faces this. Trauma hits like a ton of bricks, knocking you down and causing a surge of anguish to rise. It feels, in that moment, like you’re the only person on the planet experiencing so much pain....

You'll heal when you take care of yourself

You’ll Heal When You Take Care of Yourself

The most powerful lessons in life come from the strangest sources. I definitely wasn’t expecting a broken toe to teach me something this incredible. Something I now hope will inspire you to better take care of yourself. Trauma recovery is exhausting. You’re recovering from a major injury, one on the inside. You can’t see the healing process, which can make it hard to stay motivated. Other people can’t see your hurt, which puts pressure on...

How to stop morning anxiety from ruining your day

How to Stop Morning Anxiety from Ruining Your Day

Who wants to start their day distressed and overcome with worry? Not me! Not anyone. But, when we have morning anxiety, then that’s exactly how each morning begins. So how do we live a fulfilling and peaceful day, after waking up on edge? Morning anxiety comes from many different sources. Sometimes the morning itself is triggering. Maybe you had a nightmare the previous night, or you wake up into a traumatic flashback. Regardless of the...

Conquer chronic stress with these 6 practical habits

Conquer Chronic Stress with These 6 Practical Habits

Maybe you have stellar techniques for handling short term stress. A panic attack. Nerves before a presentation. But, what about chronic stress? It’s the kind that zaps our energy, leaving us exhausted even in the first moments of a new day. Chronic stress is, to say the least, no fun. It takes a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health especially if we let it become unchecked. Also, as the lovely title of chronic...

Rejecting tough emotions? Empower yourself with radical self acceptance

Rejecting Tough Emotions? Empower Yourself with Radical Acceptance

Do you feel like a bad person for holding sadness, anger, or shame? Like there is something wrong with you when you feel them? When you reject these emotions, you reject yourself. Your authenticity. Your Truth. You hold the most divine love just out of reach, simply by pushing away these feelings. When you pull them close and give them an inner hug, this compassion will come flooding back. It’s through radical acceptance that we...

Feeling Grateful in the Midst of Struggle

Gratitude is good for us, but how the heck do we foster an “attitude of gratitude” when life is super tough? When it’s hard to get through each day, the last thing we want to do is count our blessings. Feeling grateful seems nearly impossible. Gratitude is even more important when life is hard. This is when we need it the most. Feeling grateful is not about erasing the hardship from our life. It’s important that...

Embrace Love Despite a Fear of Abandonment

Are you so afraid of being left alone that you cling to your loved ones? Or perhaps you push them away when the relationship gets too close. Both of these stem from a really common thing: a fear of abandonment. It can be frightening to live with and, with social connections so crucial for our wellbeing, a fear of abandonment can take it’s toll on us. Fortunately, despite how common this fear is, every single one...

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