What to Do In a Mental Health Emergency

Many people are confused about what to do in the face of a mental health emergency. What constitutes a mental health emergency? As with any medical emergency, a mental health emergency can be life threatening. Most of the time mental health emergencies are those involving the threat of suicide or the occurrence of an actual … Continue reading What to Do In a Mental Health Emergency

Grandmother Moon Teachings ~ May Flower Moon

May Flower Moon Is where all plants display their Spirit sides for all the world to see. This life giving energy is one of the most powerful healing medicines on Mother Earth. During this moon, we are encouraged to explore our Spiritual essences. Grandmother Moon Teaching Native people understand that everything in Creation has spirit. … Continue reading Grandmother Moon Teachings ~ May Flower Moon

Recommendations for Stress Management

We all have stress and stressors in our life. Although stress has a negative connotation, it’s actually not inherently bad. Stress challenges you. It makes you tougher and more resilient to adversity. It helps you grow stronger and, hopefully, provides an opportunity to learn. This is true of both psychological (mental) stress and physiological (physical) … Continue reading Recommendations for Stress Management

Allies In A Stressed Filled World

Life sometimes seems to throw a lot at us. From an unexpected illness to political uncertainty, tension and anxiety can accumulate quickly. And whether temporary or ongoing, too many stressors can eventually send us into a tailspin. When we feel overwhelmed, our minds race and soon we begin to feel the physical manifestations of stress … Continue reading Allies In A Stressed Filled World

Moving Out After Living with an Abuser

No one deserves to be abused.  If you are reading this page, you have likely already taken steps to end the abusive relationship.  Unfortunately, the risk of danger does not always end after you've left an abuser.  Ending an abusive relationship comes with a different set of dangers, and you still need to take steps … Continue reading Moving Out After Living with an Abuser

Domestic Shelters

Staying at a domestic violence shelter can be a very positive experience. You will possibly have a chance to meet and share your experiences with other women and children who have experienced domestic violence. You can learn more about resources such as assistance, addiction recovery programs, and parenting support. There are toys, games, and books … Continue reading Domestic Shelters

How Survivor Advocates Can Avoid Burnout

Secondary traumatic stress can affect those who help for a living There are few things more rewarding than being able to provide the type of support and assistance to change, and maybe even save someone’s life. It’s easy to become invested in your clients’ safety, success, and well-being; often their joys and victories become yours. … Continue reading How Survivor Advocates Can Avoid Burnout

How to Set Up a Safe Home for Abused Women

According to the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Justice Programs, between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence annually. Many abused women seek a safer place. Setting up a safe home for abused women in your area will go a long way in providing safety for women and their children escaping domestic … Continue reading How to Set Up a Safe Home for Abused Women

WOMEN AND HERBS {PART 1} and WOMEN AND HERBS {PART 2}

For centuries, women have used herbs to improve health and ease discomforts, and they have benefited in countless ways from these natural, Goddess-given gifts. Today's modern woman is returning to an interest in knowing what herbs have to offer, and I am frequently asked, "But what can herbs do for me as a woman?" To … Continue reading WOMEN AND HERBS {PART 1} and WOMEN AND HERBS {PART 2}

Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?

Everyone experiences stress in one form or another, but the way that it affects each person differs. Some people may need to reduce their stress, and relaxation techniques are one option for doing this. In stressful episodes, the nervous system is forced into a "fight or flight" response. This response triggers the release of certain … Continue reading Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?