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

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How to Fill Your Cup When You Work with Domestic Violence Survivors

January 25, 2021, RAFT Team

You’ve been on a long hot walk before. Maybe you didn’t anticipate the heat, the length of the walk, or that you’d be gone so long. But I’ll ...

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Leadership from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2021, Esteniolla Harbor

The human, not the image These days, when we reflect on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we often think of him as a nonviolent preacher, a dreamer ...

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3 Lessons We Can Learn From Nature About Boundaries and Shame

January 11, 2021, RAFT Team

We’re in the throes of winter, the very coldest season of the year for us in the Northern Hemisphere. The days are short, the nights are long. Darkness ...

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5 Steps to Grow Resilience in 2021

December 28, 2020, RAFT Team

You could probably use a shot of resilience about now. Or vaccine to inoculate you against bad times. Don’t you wish resilience were a “have it” or “don’t ...

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5 Steps to a Digital Detox and Why You Need It

December 14, 2020, RAFT Team

These days we’re all online. In fact, it seems like it’s harder and harder to pull away from the computer or our phones, The world is shifting fast ...

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Overcoming Despair in the Dark Seasons

November 30, 2020, RAFT Team

We’re in the dark of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. And more than the physical darkness, you may feel emotional darkness and despair. Perhaps you are grieving life ...

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How to Become a Family that Supports One Another

November 10, 2020, RAFT Team

“There’s nothing like family.” This statement carries truth and gives some warm fuzziness. But this statement can also bring a wink and smile, as if the one who ...

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How to Support RAFT by Sharing Your Talent

October 27, 2020, RAFT Team

Burnout. It’s a psychological, emotional, and sometimes physical exhaustion that can come with long-term job stress.  In a field where Advocates deal with high stress and continually take ...

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Holidays: Balancing Overtime With Family Time

October 12, 2020, RAFT Team

Holidays and family go hand in hand, at least in the movies. But the Covid days we’re living in are anything but a movie, unless you’re watching an ...

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How to Build 5 Healthy Habits in the Middle of Chaos

September 29, 2020, RAFT Team

Chaos. It makes you feel you’re stuck with nowhere to go. How do you navigate chaos? Outer chaos in the world around you can make your internal emotional ...

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