Seven Steps on the Journey

Choose a path to thriving

Where are you on your journey to thriving? Choose your path!


I am a victim of abuse. Where do I go now from here? 

If you are currently in an abusive relationship or dealing with a recent sexual assault, you may need to spend time in the “victim” phase of your journey. It is important to identify as a victim and seek help with the impact of this experience on you and your children.

Learn the Warning Signs of Abuse in a Potentially Abusive Relationship. Contact national hot-line resources listed on that page for help and support to safely leave an abusive relationship or deal with a sexual assault. They can connect you to a local resource to help you make a “Safety Plan.”  Be in the know and be safe!

MOVE BEYOND VICTIM!  Read the Thriver Success Stories on this site for inspiration. Once you are safe, revisit this site and learn more about taking the critical next-step on the journey from Victim to Survivor to Thriver!


I was a victim of abuse.  I want to do more than survive!

Moving beyond survivor means stripping off the protective armor that keeps you in that vicious cycle of victim-to-survivor and then back to victim again.

Read Lora’s Success Story about her “survivor armor,” an excerpt from Susan’s book, Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse on the Success Stories page.

Take the Journey from Survivor to Thriver. Start with the Seven Steps to Thriving below that are included in Susan’s first book in The Thriver Zone SeriesTM, Entering the Thriver Zone: A Seven-Step Guide to Thriving After Abuse.


I am a thriver.  How can I stay in Thriver Zone?

No matter how positive you can try to be, life can bring you down at times and make it hard to live in the Thriver Zone 24/7.

It’s not as hard as you think but you will need a Road Map. It’s included in Susan’s book, Staying in the Thriver Zone: A Road Map to Manifest a Life of Power and Purpose. 

Watch for Susan’s book, Living in the Thriver Zone: A Celebration of Living Well as the Best Revenge, which will be published in 2020. It sets up the Thriver Hero’s Journey which can help foster abundance in your life and release you through the practice of forgiveness and gratitude and the setting aside your anger. 

“You basically have two choices about how to live your life. One is to be a survivor and the other is to be a thriver. Be a thriver.” - Thomas Friedman

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