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Locked Inside Us

By Marissa Ghavami and Jessica Mastro  “My parents weren’t abusive.” “My best friend and I were toxic for each other.” “My boyfriend never hit me.” “I haven’t been through trauma.”  As someone who passionately advocates for healing from trauma, people often open up to me about their pasts. People share their stories with me because […]

Our Founder’s 10 Year Anniversary Of Leaving The Abusive Situation That Inspired Healing TREE

It’s a bit hard to believe that it has been a full 10 years. On June 6th, 2009, I walked away from an incredibly abusive situation, though “escaped” is probably a more accurate term. I can still hear the still, small voice inside my head that said, “If you don’t go now, you will die […]