Journey to Healing and Joy


I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like every child from that part of the United States, I learned about Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea in Washington State History classes. If you grew up in the United States, you may remember hearing about Lewis and Clark. But you may never have learned about Sacajawea, so allow me to introduce one of my childhood heroines to you. Her story has bearing on how we heal from betrayal trauma.

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Read more: Healing Well Requires Our Own Sacajawea: How to Navigate Your Heartbreak in a Satisfying Way


For those of us who live in the United States, this is Thanksgiving week; a time set aside to say “Thank
you” for life’s blessings. A time to show our appreciation. But for those of you still reeling from betrayal
trauma, it marks the beginning of a difficult holiday season. When your heart is breaking, it can feel
impossible to spread the holiday cheer. It becomes more about simply trying to survive the season.

But what if I told you that thanksgiving—gratitude—could actually help your heart and mind heal?

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Read more: Here’s to a Grateful Thanksgiving: It Can Literally Help Heal Your Heart & Brain!


If domestic violence were a wheel, the hub in the middle would be labeled Power & Control. Learning to listen for power and control issues, whether they are in your marriage or that of another woman or child, will help you gain the sensitivity necessary to identify women who are living with a man who is controlling, and possibly unsafe. This is an important topic for partners of sex addicts, because quite often, we have to be brave and strong, confront sexual betrayal, and ask for change, which can produce anger. And anger, in the hands of someone with power and control issues, can be a dangerous thing.

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Read more: Power and Control: Learning to Identify Subtle Forms of Domestic Abuse


The search for relief from anxiety and other issues stemming from betrayal trauma is causing some women to look to CDB oil for a solution. But did you know you have your very own “endocannabinoid system” inside your body, and it doesn’t require paying big bucks for CBD oil to use it to your favor? A recent study reveals scientific evidence that some common, easy-to-do activities activate that system and can be used proactively to counter anxiety and other disorders' impact on your body.

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Read more: CBD Oil for Betrayal Trauma Anxiety?: How to Help Your Body Create Its Own Endocannabinoids...