Tag: recovery

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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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Imposter Syndrome: My Experience

Last week, I talked a bit about imposter syndrome and some of the negative effects that it has. This week, I thought I’d share a little of how and why I know so much about it. As I’ve mentioned multiple times throughout my blogging here, my father was a textbook narcissist. His constant verbal abuse …

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