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Embracing how everything in life is a season.
It can be such a hard thing to embrace, to realize that every circumstance in life, no matter how good or bad, only lasts[...]
Learning how to control my impulses.
This guest blogger post comes courtesy of Rose. She contacted me and wanted to share her story about learning to control[...]
Bargaining, the guilt of “what if and if only”.
This is part III of the 5 parts series on the stages of grief, and how grieving our past can[...]
Learned helplessness keeps us from embracing our strengths
Awhile back I wrote a blog post about trusting ourselves, and how difficult that is for survivors. It's counter intuitive[...]
Know that you are fighting for you!
This guest post comes courtesy of Morgan, who writes about her triumphs and struggles in her day to day life with[...]
Anger, why did this have to happen to me!
This is part 2 of a series on the 5 stages of grieving, and how it feels to a survivor of[...]

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This blog exists to validate and encourage all who have survived the trauma of abuse. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, and bullying, Matt shares his journey with others to raise awareness and inspire everyone reach out for help. You are not alone!