I’ve been a victim advocate now for over twenty years. In doing this hard work, it’s been deeply important for me to find ways to metabolize the trauma I take in. Yoga and meditation are part of that for me. Another important resilience tool that has also been a wildly effective way for me to feel purpose and release is crafting. So much of victim advocacy is heavy and ongoing. I don’t feel a lot of completion/resolve – there are constant, open loops, even in great progress. Crafting brings such peace as it is tangible. I can see the impact, and it has a clear and distinct end. Completing projects is uniquely fulfilling because so little in the rest of my world comes with a tidy bow.