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Working When You are Struggling with Mental Health

I’d like to tell you that it’s ok to take breaks and to stop working for a little while but that’s not a reality for most people. Bills and other financial obligations don’t stop when we aren’t feeling well. This list is helpful for me and my hope is that it may help others to … More

Audio Video Diary This Week

This week, I recorded an audio diary. I talk about how my trauma recovery is going and a bit about my work now as things have evolved. I am really having to accept myself and my capabilities instead of trying to strive for a level of functioning that just isn’t possible for me right now. … More

The Unspoken Consequences of Trauma: Why I Haven’t Been Creative Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and written anything creative. I used to write and create all the time – stories, poems, paintings, sculptures. But lately, I just can’t seem to get the words flowing. And I know why. Trauma has a way of stifling creativity. When we experience trauma, our focus shifts … More

Grieving Losses After Abuse

For most of my life, I ran from my feelings. I avoided them to survive because I wasn’t ready. I could not cope with the truth of what had happened to me. I was still just surviving every day, every minute while trying to hide all those pent up feelings, thoughts, and memories at the … More

Moving Forward

In the years that I have been healing full time I have definitely gone through the stages. I’m currently in a place where I want to move forward with my life. I’m not interested in talking about the details of the abuse anymore. I’m not interested in talking about the abusers anymore or why they … More

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