How to Get the Most Out of Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Your body houses some of the most remarkable machinery found on our planet. Supported by over 650 muscles throughout your body, you can jump, run, read, walk, eat, react to danger, and move to the beat of your favorite song. Muscles work by receiving signals from your brain. In return, your muscles send signals back […]

Finding Hope with the Help of a Pet

I am crazy about pets. It’s likely that any person who has known me for more than five minutes could recite that fact about me. So, as an employee of The Younique Foundation, I was ecstatic when I was asked if I would write a blog post about the healing benefits of animals. As my […]

What is the Loneliness Loop and How Can I Break Free From It?

Casey hates the phrase, “Humans are social creatures.” Most humans, she thinks, haven’t been through what she’s been through. They weren’t sexually abused at a young age by the one person they should’ve trusted the most. They didn’t confide in a close friend, years later, only to have that friend refuse to believe them and […]

Find a New Tribe: How to Heal Trauma Through Connection

Like birds of a feather flock together, humans were made to connect with each other. Those we connect with become our tribe: we feel safe, understood, and accepted. For many survivors of child sexual abuse, however, their experience with a tribe felt anything but safe and connecting. The mere thought of connecting with others can […]

Growing After Trauma: What is Post-Traumatic Growth?

When people think of trauma, they often associate it with the disorders and the difficulties that can occur as a result. Relatively few people, however, have heard about post-traumatic growth. Post-traumatic growth (or adversarial growth) has been documented in all kinds of trauma survivors, from those who’ve survived plane crashes to leukemia to child sexual […]

Get Mad: How Anger Can Help You Heal

Jane never yells. She doesn’t ever “make a scene.” She doesn’t explode with rage or break dishes on the kitchen floor. Mostly, she’s quiet. If anyone asks Jane how she’s doing, the answer is always “I’m fine. Everything’s fine.” She does snap at people occasionally, even over small things. Especially over small things. In fact, […]

I Choose to Be Somebody Through Helping and Understanding

The first time I heard about The Younique Foundation was a year and a half ago. It was a turning point in my messy life. Being a survivor who carries a very heavy backpack (mine and my daughter’s), who still struggle daily with trauma and tries to keep my mental balance desperately, I felt right […]