Is a Support Group Right for You?

Guest blog post written by Lauren Cousin, clinical therapist Do you ever feel like the people around you don’t fully understand your emotions? It’s not your fault or theirs, but some feelings cannot be easily understood unless you’ve been through similar experiences. Several months ago, I was working through a difficult period in my life. […]

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There Is Hope After Sibling Sexual Abuse

“Vista Balboa Crisis Center, this is Katie. How can I help you today?” I hadn’t been expecting this particular phone call one sunny Thursday afternoon while working my shift at a crisis center. Although I had heard many stories from adults who had been traumatized as children, the depth of pain I felt from the […]

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What Happened on My Body Kindness Journey

Guest blog post written by Amanda Charles My weight has cycled up and down my entire life and my self-confidence has followed suit. Like many, many other women, I’ve struggled with body image since elementary school. I’m what you would call a “serial dieter.” The diet always started on Monday and until Monday came, I […]

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Kintsugi: The Value of a Broken Bowl

A Japanese legend tells the story of a mighty shogun warrior who broke his favorite tea bowl and sent it away for repairs. When he received it back, the bowl was held together by unsightly metal staples. Although he could still use it, the shogun was disappointed. Still hoping to restore his beloved bowl to its former beauty, he asked a […]

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New Year, New You? How About New Year, Still You!

It seems like every January there’s a million articles about “New Year, New You!” that include all of the things you should change about yourself. You’re encouraged to make resolutions about losing weight, improving relationships, and fulfilling all of your lifelong dreams. There’s so much pressure to pick something to work on and the only […]

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12 Ways of Giving to The Younique Foundation

Here at The Younique Foundation we are often asked: How can I help? What are ways that I can give? As a nonprofit public charity, we rely on your generosity and kindness to help us continue to provide survivors with the tools, education, and support they need to heal from child sexual abuse. What you […]

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How to Handle the Holidays as a Survivor

The twinkling lights and smell of pine. Soft scarves and warm food. Music and laughter. The hustle and bustle of the holidays can be fun and exciting. Sometimes though the holiday season can present overwhelming emotions and triggering moments. Holidays and family get-togethers can be trying for anyone, but for survivors of child sexual abuse […]

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How to Set Intentions to Support Your Goals

Guest blog post written by Parivash Goff Writing a Future Vision Statement lingered in the back of Valentina’s mind. She wanted to try it, but each time she sat down to do it, emotions bubbled up. Excitement. Anxiety. Hope. Nervousness. She had an idea of what she wanted her future to look like, but it […]

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