Sharing – Toxic Childhood? 10 Lessons You Must Unlearn in Adulthood

Sharing – Toxic Childhood? 10 Lessons You Must Unlearn in Adulthood

I found this entire article to be really interesting, because what child abuse survivor doesn’t struggle with this exact thing in one form or another? “The hardest part of recovering from a toxic childhood isn’t just coping with the fact that your emotional needs weren’t met or that you were actively neglected or even marginalized,…

Mental Health Blogs

Mental Health Blogs

Kevin has put together what he’s calling the “The Best Mental Health Blogs We’ve Found (So Far)” over on the Blunt-Therapy website.

He was kind enough to list this little blog among the 49 blogs that are already listed, and he’s taking suggestions for more.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we really need more information, education, and support, when it comes to mental health. Maybe consider checking out his list, following these bloggers on social media of through email or RSS subscriptions, and spend some quality time finding better mental health?

Sharing – How Feeling Not Good Enough Makes You Crave Validation

Sharing – How Feeling Not Good Enough Makes You Crave Validation

I also want to point out that this sense of being enough, having an internal sense of self and worth, is an important part of keeping children safe. Kids constantly on the lookout for external validation, are easier targets for grooming and abuse.

How would you develop this sense of self in yourself? I have some ideas, but I want to hear from all of you too.

Sharing – Giving Ourselves Credit for Seemingly Small Wins

Sharing – Giving Ourselves Credit for Seemingly Small Wins

You can read the article below for suggestions of things you should give yourself credit for. Then it’s up to you to understand how much you really do accomplish, even in the face of COVID-19, violence, and mass uncertainty.

Her list might even spark some ideas for some other, small, things you can do, and then give yourself credit for doing.

What are you giving yourself credit for today?

Sharing – How the ‘Just World’ Belief Supports Victim-Blaming, Scapegoating, and Systemic Abuse

Sharing – How the ‘Just World’ Belief Supports Victim-Blaming, Scapegoating, and Systemic Abuse

This, we know. Many survivors have experienced it first-hand. “Believing that the world is ultimately a fair and just place can result in individual and social complacency due to the idea that justice happens on its own, fueled by an actively engaged, ‘fair’ universal force. The belief in a just world can also result in…