My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Younique Foundation, Lehi, UT, USA
Have you ever been asleep and here a loud noise and all of a sudden you are jolted awake? That is what The Younique Foundation did for me by creating The Haven Retreat.
My abuse started at a very young age. I learned to cope and survive. Constantly defense mode. Prior to this retreat, I was oblivious to my actions, thoughts and feelings as well as the thoughts feelings and actions of others. I had been conditioned to be strong and tough all the time. I would say and do hurtful things to the good people in my life, because good was not normal for more. If someone was being nice to me it was because they had an ulterior motive. My fight/flight train of thought would kick in. I allowed other people from my boss to my family to hurt me and I in turn would take it out on people who really did love me. That was my defense mechanism. I was coping and surviving but not living! I learned at this retreat that it is okay to not be strong and tough all of the time. I am not made of stone. I learned that my trauma was running my life. I learned to be more aware and mindful of others around me. When I came to this realization, I was jolted awake. For the first time, I was seeing life so much clearer!
If it were not for The Younique Foundation, I would still be coping and surviving, but not living!!
Everything from the grounds to the food is therapeutic. You cannot find this therapy anywhere else in the world. And it is free??!! The Younique Foundation should be a requirement for every woman that is learning to sail a similar ship as I am.
Thank you to all the staff for a new beginning!