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Breonna Taylor & Violence Against Black Women in their Homes

September 28, 2020, RAFT Team

A Post from RAFT team member, Esteniolla Harbor Today, I woke up with Breonna Taylor on my mind. As I laid in bed, I surveyed my ground-level window ...

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How to Build a Family Gratitude Practice

September 14, 2020, RAFT Team

September 21 is World Gratitude Day. There’s no better time to start a family gratitude practice. According to Oxford English dictionary, gratitude is the “readiness to show appreciation ...

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5 Ways Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader

August 25, 2020, RAFT Team

What qualities make a leader effective? Most people list things like confidence, integrity, clear communication, decisiveness, and courage. Rarely do they include gratitude on the list. But gratitude ...

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25 Ways to Boost Creativity That Take 5 Minutes or Less

August 11, 2020, RAFT Team

Creativity is good for the brain. Creativity helps you solve problems, boosts your immune system, improves your mental health, and reduces stress. Some even say creativity is a ...

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How a Gratitude Practice Can Build Resilience

July 28, 2020, RAFT Team

Gratitude and resilience go hand in hand.  These two qualities are one of the best ways to spiral your life upward towards more peace, more satisfaction, and greater ...

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What Happens at a RAFT Advocate Workshop?

July 13, 2020, RAFT Team

Advocates who work with domestic and sexual violence survivors face many challenges. Supporting survivors requires focus, compassion, patience, and emotional output. All this takes energy — often more ...

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How to Manage the Stress That Comes With Change

June 30, 2020, RAFT Team

Change isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s often scary. It can even feel at times like change is impossible.  But changes, even minor changes, can reduce stress levels ...

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Ending White Racism is Self-Care

June 10, 2020, RAFT Team

The following is a message to White Advocates from Esteniolla Harbor, RAFT Team Member. Read her message to Black Advocates HERE. When recorded acts of racial violence surface ...

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#BlackLivesMatter: A Foundation of Self-Care

June 10, 2020, RAFT Team

The following is a message to Black Advocates from Esteniolla Harbor, RAFT Team Member. Read her message to White Advocates HERE. “Could there be anything stressing you out ...

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The Importance of Supporting DV / SV Advocates

June 8, 2020, RAFT Team

With the right support, we can all go further. That’s why here at RAFT we seek to support advocates in building resilience to compassion fatigue and burnout so ...

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