Self-Care in Flu Season

Self-care is what I’m doing more of this week. All winter I successfully dodged colds and flu. Then, on Tuesday, flu season hit hard. A flu bug, a tiny little bug that I picked up ‘who knows where’, got me. Laid me right out flat in all-over body pain, and nausea – exactly on the day I write my blogs. …

On-Going Tension Can Keep You from Vital Relaxation

On-going tension can really mess you up. Tension plays havoc with your body, your mind, and your relationships. Vital relaxation can seem like a far-off dream. So, what is on-going tension?  Encarta Dictionary says tension is: 1) anxious feelings; mental worry or emotional strain that makes natural relaxed behavior impossible; and 2) uneasy feeling in relationship;  a state of wariness, …

TRAUMA CAN OBSCURE YOUR REALITY – DON’T LET IT

Have you ever had a nasty cut on one of your fingers? As you struggle to function as usual through your daily routine it can be challenging to keep the wound dry, and protect it from further injury. Somehow you stumble along and cope, with or without medical assistance. Eventually the cut heals. While you will always have the memory …

WHY GET COACHING FOR TRAUMA RELIEF?

Many years ago, someone suggested that if you are always asking the question ‘why’, and not getting answers, perhaps you ought to think about asking ‘why not’ instead. That’s challenging, isn’t it? When it comes to having experienced trauma in your life, the question ‘why’ can come up continually. Why did this happen? Why did it happen to me? Why …

SUICIDE – IT’S ABOUT TRAUMA, PAIN & LOSS

One of the most terrifying words in our language is suicide. That one word can make people shudder; or turn away, or even break down in tears. Most of us know someone whose life has been turned upside down by suicide. Losing a loved one this way is extremely difficult to make sense of, and try to come to terms …

LETTING GO OF TRAUMA

Trauma has many different forms. It comes at unexpected times, and in uncomfortable and painful ways. Letting go of trauma can be challenging, but possible. I’ve often wondered – should any type of trauma have a “Best Before” or “Worst After” date on it. Maybe! Why? Well, because it’s a natural human reaction to hold on to the things, words, …

MOVING FORWARD

Who among us has not at some point got a bit, or a lot, stuck living in the past. Something happens, or doesn’t happen, to us and we keep turning it over and over again in our mind. A lot of brain power and energy get tied up in regurgitating stuff that is already over and done with. Yet, for …

SELF CARE

Are you busy? Silly question, isn’t it? Pretty much all of us are busy. Too busy it seems. Do you ever wonder what being constantly busy means to you and the entirety of your daily life? I recall the first time someone asked me what I was doing for my own self-care. What they got from me was an open …

LOVE

Yes, it’s the day after Valentine’s Day. Let’s take a look at love. A lot of people celebrated with their loved one yesterday, and had a wonderful experience. Many others felt alone, or lonely, or were disappointed, let down, or hurt by not having their hopes, dreams and expectations met. Holidays can be tricky times when it comes to love, …