Category: Mental Health & Self Care

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10 Easy and FREE Self Care Ideas

I talk a lot about how important self care is while healing and getting empowered. But have you ever thought about what self-care truly means? It’s not just about pampering yourself with luxurious bubble baths or treating yourself to a decadent dessert (although those things can definitely help!). Self-care is also about taking care of …

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Creating Boundaries: The 5 Step Process

Last week, I talked about the warning signs that you might need to set firmer boundaries. If any of those signs were relatable, then it’s time to take action and start prioritizing your own needs. Setting healthy boundaries is an necessary act of self-care and self-respect. But knowing how to choose, set, and enforce your …

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Firmer Boundaries: Protect Your Mental Health and Well-Being

Setting healthy boundaries is essential for maintaining positive relationships and protecting our mental and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, a lot of us struggle with boundary-setting. This often leads to resentment, anxiety, and exhaustion. We end up getting taken advantage of and feeling less than. It makes it hard to be our best and most authentic selves. …

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Stop Overthinking and Start Living.

As trauma survivors, many of us deal with a very real roadblock on our healing journey: overthinking. I’m sure you’ve probably had those moments… You find yourself dwelling on one thought or problem for a really long time. Rumination becomes obsession as you analyze every aspect of the situation again and again until you’re so …

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Mantra: The Guide of Your Healing Journey

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you know all about PTSD and trauma. But in case you’re new, trauma can be a super stressful condition that affects every part of your life, leaving you easily triggered and stuck in patterns of depression, anxiety and rumination. There is life after tauma if …

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Life after Trauma: A Journey

Life after trauma can be a difficult and challenging journey. It can feel like your world has been turned upside down and everything you knew has been completely shattered. But with time and support, it is possible to rebuild and find a new sense of normalcy. It’s even possible to make things better than they …

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Journaling: one of the best tools in the toolbox

This isn’t my first post on the benefits of journaling and it certainly won’t be my last. I will probably continue to sing about the benefits forever because it has been so instrumental in my own healing journey. I’m one hundred percent sure that I would not be as far along as I am without …

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Trauma and self-blame: It’s not your fault.

If you’re here, I probably don’t have to tell you that self-blame is a very common side effect of trauma. Rather than holding the person who hurt us accountable, many of us tend to take responsibility and try to figure out where we went wrong. Well, I’m here to tell you to cut that shit …

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There is life after trauma.

If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I’ve had my fair share of trauma. But in case you’re new here, I’ll do a quick rundown of why I’ve become an expert in the field of recovery and why that is how I know that there is life after trauma. My Trauma …

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