#MeToo on the Hill | Op-Ed from a friend of NVRDC

#MeToo on the Hill | Op-Ed from a friend of NVRDC

A friend of NVRDC opened up publicly in recent weeks about her past experience with abuse and sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. Her experience illustrates a struggle we see in many different forms, between individuals affected by violence and abuse and the institutions reluctant to make waves by standing up for them.

Mindfulness, Self-Soothing, & Glitter

Mindfulness, Self-Soothing, & Glitter

In this field, saturated with the stress and disruption of trauma, “self care” gets thrown around almost constantly. We urge our clients to practice it and admonish our colleagues to make time for it -- but we’re not always that specific in what we mean by it. Just about anything that can cut stress, help someone to decompress, or be considered restorative might get thrown under the heading of self care.