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Taking Care of You

  • Self-Care Bucket List

    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

    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

    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

  • 14 Self-Care Tips for Advocates

    14 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 insi... read more

  • 5 Meditations to Try

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Exclusive Webinar, Chat by DV Expert Lundy Bancroft

    Exclusive Webinar, Chat by DV Expert Lundy Bancroft

    Bancroft wants to share new information with survivors and professionals on the reasons why abusers do what they do | For the first time ever, acclaimed speaker, co... read more

  • Volunteering to Heal

    Volunteering to Heal

    Could helping others help you? | Pictured above: Audrey Mabrey, right, with a fellow survivor. Audrey Mabrey’s husband wasn’t abusive during their marriage. ... read more