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Taking Care of You

  • 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

  • Set Realistic, Reachable Goals for 2018

    No more abandoning your resolutions by mid-January | We all have the best of intentions on Dec. 31 of every year. Maybe it’s the thrill of starting a brand new year... read more

  • Listening Hard: Why Empathy Can Be Your Best Asset

    5 ways to understand others' emotions  | “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suf... read more

  • 16 Self-Care Tips for Advocates

    How the biggest champions of domestic violence survivors can take care of themselves as well as others | Parents. Teachers. Nurses. Doctors. Counselors. Social work... read more

  • The Link Between Abuse, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

    Your exhaustion could be the sign of something more serious | Domestic violence has long been linked to mental health conditions such as depression and post-trau... read more

  • Healing Through Massage

    Massage therapy can help treat PTSD, pain, stress and more | Getting a massage isn’t just about pampering yourself, though it is a lovely side benefit. According to... read more

  • 5 At-Home Healing Techniques

    Combating the after-effects of trauma without leaving your house | Ruth Jewell escaped domestic violence more than three decades ago, but she still feels the effect... read more

  • How to End Your Victim Mindset

    An important step to healing your psyche after escaping domestic violence | The physical wounds of domestic violence often heal well before the emotional ones are e... read more

  • The Survivor's Playlist

    With your help, we compiled a list of songs that empower and inspire | Music can be like an empathetic friend, voicing the thoughts and feelings we have cooped up i... read more

  • 5 Meditations to Try

    This power practice has the potential to calm and center survivors and victim advocates | Have you ever been told to just breathe when you’re feeling anxious or ... read more

  • Running for Her Life

    One survivor tells how running helped her heal after almost losing her life to domestic violence | Liane Daniels took up running in high school, but life got in the... read more

  • An Investment in Independence

    The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors find success through education | Money can’t buy happiness. But when generous financial assistance come... read more

  • Tapping Out of Trauma

    How thought field therapy can reduce fear and anxiety in survivors | Being a survivor of domestic violence is an emotional business. Whether you’re still being abus... read more