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When the struggle to continue healing feels harder than healing itself

The struggle to stay committed to healing is sometimes harder than the healing itself. The fear of not making it to the other side, that all the effort is for nothing; working through grief and shame, knowing it felt much better to numb or deny; the fear of losing relationships as you get healthy and […]

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Choosing the Courageous Path

It’s natural to move away from vulnerability.  We often equate being vulnerable with being weak. No one wants to feel or be perceived as weak. The belief is being weak or perceived as weak means we are more likely to be hurt. We have a natural instinct to do everything in our power to maintain […]

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Believing in hope when it all feels hopeless

I read the headline and thought there was no way it could be true. My heart sank at the thought it might be. As I read the story and my heart continued to sink further, I kept in mind how many things on social media are not necessarily true. So, I did some searching.  On […]

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What if, just for today...

I've been thinking a lot about the ways we struggle throughout our lives... Self-doubt, difficult emotions, going through the day completely numbed out, and self-protective ways of coping which end up creating the very difficulty or issue we are trying to protect ourselves from whether within ourselves, relationships, or professionally. At the heart of all […]

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Sean's Courageous Journey ~ #SAAM

*This series for #SAAM is stories of tremendous courage as Survivors have spoken/written them. There may be graphic and/or triggering information or language. Please make sure to take care of yourself as you read through and practice grounding exercises as needed. SEAN'S STORY... So to start I am a male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. […]

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Butterfly's Courageous Journey ~ #SAAM

*This series for #SAAM is stories of tremendous courage as Survivors have spoken/written them. There may be graphic and/or triggering information or language. Please make sure to take care of yourself as you read through and practice grounding exercises as needed. BUTTERFLY'S STORY... *Butterfly stickerz and tear drop are pen  names It all start when […]

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LaKesha's Courageous Journey ~ #SAAM

*This series for #SAAM is stories of tremendous courage as Survivors have spoken or written about them. There may be graphic and/or triggering information. Please make sure to take care of yourself as you listen/read through and practice grounding exercises as needed.

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K's Courageous Journey ~ #SAAM

*This series for #SAAM is stories of tremendous courage as Survivors have spoken/written them. There may be graphic and/or triggering information or language. Please make sure to take care of yourself as you read through and practice grounding exercises as needed. K'S STORY... Some might think that Day One was the day they were first […]

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Jessi's Courageous Journey ~ #SAAM

*This series for #SAAM is stories of tremendous courage as Survivors have spoken or written about them. There may be graphic and/or triggering information. Please make sure to take care of yourself as you listen/read through and practice grounding exercises as needed.

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