Honor yourself. Give yourself permission to feel. Healing is non linear. Know this. A re-trauma response may come at any time triggered by any one thing on any given day for any given reason.

Recognize your emotions. Identify your emotions. Allow yourself to feel it all, and take your time with it. You ARE allowed to feel whatever you feel for as long as you feel it. Validate your feelings.

There is no set time limit on one’s healing. It will take as long as it takes. Move slowly. Stop and rest when your body and your mind speaks to you to do so. Love yourself. Ask for support. Notice and observe all of your emotions, and how it manifests physically. Pay close attention to what you need and give that to yourself utilizing healthy practices that will promote wellness.

It is always a good idea to reach out to those you love and trust who will support you unconditionally. We all need a “witness” on our journey, and at least one person that we can count on to just offer hugs, smiles, and a safe, loving space as we move through our healing journey. And of course, practice self-care.

“Self-care is the actions that we take to achieve Wellness and Wellness is where we stand in our power.“

Love and blessings,


Wendy Blanchard