A recent study indicates that children exposed to domestic violence and other dangerous environments demonstrate differences in brain development. The children’s brains are not damaged, but develop patterns that help them to adapt to a dangerous environment. This adaptation that may help them in childhood may make them more vulnerable to anxiety and other mental [...]
Rain beats a leopard’s skin, but it does not wash out the spots. ~ African proverb, Ashanti of Ghana
Much like the rain, domestic violence is a constant assault. Even when you are not being physically or emotionally abused, the fear of the next event can wear you down. Being worn down and worn out does not erase who you are. The journey to rediscovering yourself starts with one little step.
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If you cut a caterpillar out of its cocoon before it finishes the process of becoming a butterfly it will die. It is necessary for the butterfly to struggle out of the cocoon. The process forces blood into the new butterfly’s wings enabling it to fly.
Transformation is a painful possess. No one likes pain but [...]