5 Powerful Self-Care Tips for Abuse and Trauma Survivors
by Shahida Arabi, originally posted on Self-Care Haven Being a trauma survivor is a challenging journey, but it is also an empowering one. Trauma acts as the catalyst for us to learn how to better engage in self-care and introduces us to endless modalities for healing and expressing ourselves, enabling us to channel our crisis into our transformation. Most importantly, it gives us access to connect with other survivors who have been where we are. It is in these validating communities that we tend to find the most healing, even outside of the therapy space. Here are some tips I’ve lived by that can benefit the healing journey of those who have been through trauma and abuse 1. Positive affirmations In order to reprogram our subconscious mind, which has undoubtedly been affected by…
What exactly is a Jewish community center?
In the wake of the bomb hoaxes, a look at how JCCs serve Jews and non-Jews of all ages.
What Not to Donate: Thrift Store Donation Guidelines
Every thrift store has different rules, but these items are commonly turned away at donation centers. Call ahead to see if your local store can accept them.
Stoney Point Stunner Fun Run & Mini-Obstacle Course
Stoney Point Stunner Fun Run & Mini-Obstacle Course. 08/26/2017 to 08/26/2017. Stoney Point YMCA Fields. Training program and kids Fun Run featuring obstacles of all sorts including tire run, hay bales, low crawl, slip & slide and more! Registrants can participate in just the race OR training sessions plus race. Cost is the same. Training sessions are for kids in Kindergarten-5th grade.
How to parent your adult child
Increasing numbers of young people in their late teens and early 20s are still living at home. It can be a tricky time for parents …
Codependency 101: What Does Being Codependent Mean?
Are you codependent? If so, there are probably some things you have a tough time accepting about human nature and relationships. On the other hand, perhaps you’re not sure what codependent means, in which case, let’s begin with some basics Codependents need to be needed. They believe making oneself invaluable to another is the pathway to love. It isn’t. It’s the pathway to becoming a doormat, to being taken advantage of and to becoming a target of abuse. When someone loves you and you love them, you want to be with each other (interdependence). You don’t need to be with each other (dependence). The former is a mutual coming together. The latter is tinged with urgency and desperation. Codependents may have difficulty being alone, feel unworthy of being loved and a fear of…
I’ve Always Noticed A Black Diamond On My Tape Measure, But Had No Idea Why Until Now
Carpenters must know this, but a whole lot of other people do not.
Top 10 most toxic zip codes for homeowners
The third annual Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index from ATTOM Data Solutions, a fused property database, finds about 25% of single-family homes and condos in areas analyzed are located in high-risk zip codes. Read more at HOUSINGWIRE
How what you eat may affect mental health
A new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact conditions like depression
Have you seen anyone with a semicolon tattoo? Here's what it's about.