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Resources, exercises and community-building for advocates and the survivors they support.

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3 Steps to a Daily Wellness Plan for the Long Haul

September 27, 2021, RAFT Team

A daily wellness plan probably sounds like a dream come true. Imagine that you wake up rested every day, tackle challenges with a smile, and still make time ...

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Your Roadmap to Healthy Advocates (Hint: It Involves Organizational Planning)

September 20, 2021, RAFT Team

Planning the Trip A successful road trip starts with a bit of planning, especially if you want your time to be fulfilling. The same is true for a ...

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Resources for Working in a High Stress Environment

September 13, 2021, RAFT Team

That pressure you feel?  Your struggle to cope? The overwhelm your drowning in? That’s stress.We all deal with it differently. And your reaction to stress varies depending on the ...

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Free Tools for Your SV/DV Advocate Tool Belt? Yes, Please!

September 6, 2021, RAFT Team

Do you ever wish someone could hand you a box with a beautiful bow that you could unwrap and find all the resilience you need? Yes, please! Put ...

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How to Set Boundaries in Relationships

August 16, 2021, RAFT Team

Anytime you’re interacting with someone else, you’re following (or not following) particular rules of engagement. We call these boundaries, and they clearly mark where one thing ends, and ...

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Why Are Boundaries So Hard? (and 3 tips to make them easier)

August 2, 2021, RAFT Team

Boundaries are a way to outline your expectations for yourself and those around you. They mark where and where not to give permission in different areas of your ...

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5 Tips to Slow Down This Summer

July 19, 2021, RAFT Team

Summer is here and you might be packing it full of everything to make up for being quarantined the past year. Pressure can be high to make it ...

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4 Ways to Say “NO” to Summer Shame

July 5, 2021, RAFT Team

As things open up across the country, you’re likely hearing about people’s travel plans. The CDC has waved its wand of approval for summer travel, and after more ...

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5 Steps to Calm Anxiety in a Post Covid World

June 21, 2021, RAFT Team

The pandemic brought with it all sorts of safety measures. You followed them all to protect from sickness and potential death. To protect your family and protect others. ...

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3 Ways to Ask for Help

June 7, 2021, RAFT Team

As an advocate, you’re on call and at the ready most of the time, aren’t you? You’re primed to jump at a moment’s notice, whether for a friend, ...

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