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Taking Care of You

  • Why Some Survivors Minimize Their Abuse

    When this coping mechanism can be a good thing | As an abuse survivor, have you ever said to yourself or someone else: “It’s really not that bad,” “He’s never ac... read more

  • 6 Ways to Get Away for Cheap

    Tips for taking a vacation on a budget | There’s nothing like getting out of town for a few days to clear your mind and just let go of any stressors back home. Taking... read more

  • An Emotional Safety Plan in 4 Steps

    A guide to help you along your healing journey | Most people who care about domestic violence are aware of the term “safety plan” and how it can help someone prepar... read more

  • How Survivor Advocates Can Avoid Burnout

    Secondary traumatic stress can affect those who help for a living | There are few things more rewarding than being able to provide the type of support and assistanc... read more

  • Quality Comfort Food

    5 foods to improve your mood | As a domestic violence survivor, you may be dealing with feelings of anxiety, sadness and frustration, among others. While food isn’t... read more

  • Solutions for SAD

    Recognizing and treating seasonal affective disorder | After the holidays end, things may no longer seem merry and bright. Without the hustle and bustle of the holi... read more

  • Creating a Safe Space at the Dinner Table

    The importance of reconnecting after trauma | Trauma can fracture a family. It can create uncertainness about what each day holds, which can be anxiety-inducing, es... read more

  • 6 Ways to Get Better Sleep

    Too stressed to sleep? Quiet your mind and relax your body by trying these at-home remedies | During period of stress in our lives -- such as living with an abusive... read more

  • How to Go From Surviving to Thriving After Abuse

    4 ways to start taking care of yourself better today | Emerging from an abusive relationship presents the opportunity to shift from a surviving mode to a thriving m... read more

  • Could Adopting a Pet Help You Heal?

    When, what and why to adopt | There are many things we’re advised to do for the betterment of our health­ – eat more kale, start jogging, go to bed earlier, drink wat... read more

  • How to Find Your Laugh Again

    Why getting the giggles can help your body heal after trauma | The last thing most survivors of trauma feel like doing is breaking out into uproarious laughter. Liv... read more

  • Recharge, Rejuvenate and Renew

    A mind, body and spirit cleanse for survivors | Increased body toxins can occur as a result of things we consume, such as air, food, water and chemicals. Stress, an... read more

  • Defending Yourself 101

    Simple self-defense tactics that may save your life | Batterers often have size and strength on their side when committing acts of violence, making it particularly di... read more

  • Hugs That Dont Trigger Fear in Survivors

    Why hugging is a no-go for some survivors | For many of us, there’s nothing like a big, warm hug to make our hearts soar and our stress melt away. As human beings, ... read more

  • The Signs of Depression

    Do you notice any of these symptoms in yourself? | Depression isn’t just feeling down every once in a while—it’s a serious mood disorder that can lead to a variety ... read more