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Taking Care of You

  • 3 Ways to Become Mentally Stronger in 2020

    Let’s make this year the year we stood up to fear and stood up for ourselves | Setting resolutions can be a healthy thing when done right. We all want to resolve at so... read more

  • Putting Trauma Down in Words

    The ways journaling can help survivors | For myself, journaling started with one of those palm-sized hardcover diaries adorned with a photograph of fluffy white kitten... read more

  • I Tried Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

    There's a yoga class that caters to survivors of all types of trauma | I’m one of about 20 million Americans who turns to yoga on a regular basis as both a workout... read more

  • When Stress Literally Hurts

    The physical toll stress can take on the body | How many times have you felt your body literally unwind like a tightly coiled spring at the end of a stressful day? You... read more

  • Is Closure Possible After Abuse?

    Survivors weigh in on how they found a way to move forward after domestic violence | It might seem impossible right now, survivors, given where you are, but one day it... read more

  • Trauma-Related Guilt Is a Liar

    You didn’t cause the abuse and you couldn’t have stopped it | As if it’s not enough to endure trauma and all its cohorts, like anxiety, depression, insomnia and anger,... read more

  • How to Minimize Stress and Fear During Your Divorce

    10 ways to make sure you’re taking care of yourself during this time | There is no way to completely eliminate the stress of dealing with an abuser during this difficu... read more

  • 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