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Taking Care of You

  • Courage Unleashed In 45 Days

    New online program is promising survivors a change in mindset through the power of positive thinking | What would you do if you were invincible? If you knew you couldn... read more

  • After Trauma, Sleep May Be What You Need Most

    Your brain needs the extra rest to repair and recover | After surviving trauma, your brain may emulate a small child hyped up on a candy binge, except instead of sugar... read more

  • Do I Need to Go to Rehab?

    Substance abuse can often be a byproduct of living through domestic violence, but there are people who can help | Some survivors turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to c... read more

  • Why You Should Celebrate Yourself This Valentine's Day

    Who says February 14th festivities require a mate? | Valentine’s Day, shmalentine’s day. After leaving an abuser, that’s probably what you’re thinking—or something a l... read more

  • Stages of Recovery After Trauma

    Every survivor’s journey to healing is different and shouldn’t be rushed | For those who have lived through the trauma of an abusive or violent partner, they may expec... read more

  • Your Crazy Love Questions Answered

    Author Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her survivor perspective—plus, the next book for Domestic Shelters Book Club revealed | Back in May, we invited readers of Domestic... read more

  • 6 Meditation Apps to Try Anywhere

    The practice of being still can help anyone from CEOs to soldiers—and yes, survivors—find peace | There are a lot of things that can help you as you try to deal with t... read more

  • Why Is She Speaking Out Now?

    We need to stop using a survivor’s fear of coming forward as a reason to disbelieve them | In light of the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up campaign, one of the most ... read more

  • Gratitude Journals May Help Anxiety, Promote Sleep

    Be it on paper or in an app, being mindful of the positives can help you heal after abuse | It’s a simple act, but taking time to jot down the things that you appre... read more

  • Would You Try Acupuncture After Trauma?

    Some FAQs about this alternative medicine that’s been around for thousands of years | Have you ever gone through something traumatic, like enduring abuse or losing ... read more

  • 13 Ways to Endure Emotional Pain

    How to break free from that voice telling you grief and pain are unending | Feelings and emotions are transient—even the darkest and most painful days don’t last fo... read more

  • DomesticShelters.org Book Club: Crazy Love

    Our first selection is Leslie Morgan Steiner’s best-selling memoir of narrowly escaping abuse with her life | Welcome to the DomesticShelters.org Book Club. Hopeful... read more

  • Food Swaps

    Replace foods that harm with these healing foods to soothe yourself after trauma | We’ve all been there. After a particularly bad day or stressful ordeal, we curl up... read more

  • The Survivor's Guide to Valentine's Day

    After abuse, days like this can be triggering, and that’s OK | You’re not broken. You’re allowed to be angry. Yes, it’s OK to have a pity party. F... read more

  • Self-Care Bucket List

    52 ideas for a year of making yourself a priority | Survivors living with or healing from domestic abuse should think about self-care as a vital step in their ... read more