Conjuring Hope in a Storm


Living in New England in mid-winter, it’s necessary to learn to conjure up a sense of hope, even with the snow piling up outside the window.

The Emotional Pain Body, Part 2


In a previous article, I talked about the emotional pain body. Now let’s talk about how to deal with the painbody in our lives. But first…

From Hurt To Healing – Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

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Brave stories from three men who were assaulted and abused, physically, verbally, and sexually. This will change what you think about sexual assault and abuse.

Mending Fences: On Restoring Boundaries After Abuse


It can be difficult to maintain safe boundaries while on the path of healing. Here are a few insights from Peter Pollard of

Forgiving a Father, Reclaiming a Self

Forgiving a Father, Healing a Self

How do you forgive an abusive father? Kim Cottrell shares how she learned how to stop living in secret and pretending everything was okay.

The Special Gifts I Threw Away


As a survivor of abuse, Eirik Rogers spent many years suspicious of the kindness of others.

Domestic Violence Campaign Seeks Letters


A writing campaign asks domestic violence survivors and their supporters to submit letters

Do You Want a Future?

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It wasn’t until David Pittman went back to his past and acknowledged the childhood sexual abuse that he endured, that he that he began to work through the painful issues in his adult life.

Violence and Victimization: Stereotypes of Dangerous Men


Are male survivors of abuse more likely to become violent, themselves?