Today, I have a solo episode for you! I am talking about community, specifically why it is important for women to be in a community with one another.  My Facebook group has grown to over 10,000 members and on any given day you can see the magic that happens when women support one another. When you are surrounded by other women in similar situations it opens up space to share our experiences, struggles and wins. Ultimately, when women join together in a community we begin to own our collective power.

In this episode I talk about:

  • The impact women in community have on men
  • The work of victims is to get to a place of feeling strong enough and empowered enough to be able to walk away
  • Our true power lies in our connection to other women

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Why Women Need a Tribe, by Tanja Taljaard and Azriel Re’Shel
Mothering Heights with Leonora Pitts
Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits – to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life, with Gretchen Rubin


The M3ND Project’s mission is to bring clarity and validation to victims and survivors and to provide tools and resources for those who are responding to abuse.

Annette Oltmans founded The M3ND Project coming out of her own experience as a survivor of emotional abuse and double abuse and after years of researching academic materials and personally interviewing hundreds of abuse survivors, therapists, and faith leaders. M3ND does this by providing various educational resources and training courses.

The M3ND Project has three courses available: One for Victims and Survivors, One for Responders and Advocates, and The 3rd for Therapists seeking CEUs.

The M3ND Project’s  Comprehensive Training Curriculum provides deep instruction on psychological abuse, double abuse, complex trauma, how to identify your own trauma and whether you are being abused, and the best protocols for responding to victims and those who cause harm.

For course details and to register visit: