Tag Archives: The Basics

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 to keep yourself safe. Following

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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 for children. Safe Harbors is

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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. However, so can their despair

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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 abuse. This process entails finding

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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 answer this important question, I

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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 chemicals within the body, including

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Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made with a non-culinary herb-for instance,

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The Basics – How to Select Your Crystals and How to Care For Them

Congratulations on beginning your crystal journey! I hope you enjoy working with crystals and experiencing how they can enhance and improve your life. Crystals have been used by people for thousands of years. There are over 200 references in the Bible about crystals and they were an integral part of biblical life, including the twelve stones on the breastplate of

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