Embrace the Quiet Joy of the Christmas Season

Judging from the surge of pageviews and long emotional emails in my inbox, I know you're hurting and wanting the hurting to stop. You're tired of the unrelenting emotional abuse and mind games that you've endured. Even if you've taken the step to create space between you and your abusers, you may still feel out … Continue reading Embrace the Quiet Joy of the Christmas Season

Five Ideas for a Peaceful Thanksgiving

Advertisers during the Thanksgiving season present an exaggerated image of the simple holiday. Sumptuous feasts bring together far-flung relatives. The coolness of the weather chills past arguments and lets bygone be bygones. Moreover, people perpetuate this unreachable ideal by promoting glittery, heavily edited holiday images on their social networks. Unfortunately, the expectation can be so … Continue reading Five Ideas for a Peaceful Thanksgiving

Holiday Survival Tips: 10 Suggestions for an Emotionally Healthy Christmas

For all the beauty of the Christmas season, it can be a difficult time for survivors of emotional child abuse. Whether the adult is estranged from toxic parents or still in contact, the adult often must battle feelings of sorrow, frustration, anger, and loss. At the Invisible Scar, we recognize all those valid feelings... but … Continue reading Holiday Survival Tips: 10 Suggestions for an Emotionally Healthy Christmas