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, …

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Everyone has a story. Everyone’s story is important. What’s the story-line of your life? What does it mean to tell your story? Each and every one of us has a story to tell. Although you may not think your story is important, you are  connected with others, and they may feel strongly that your life story is truly valuable. What’s …

Emotions

Yep, those things so many of us don’t want to talk about …our emotions. Emotions can be “feel-good”, or they can be downright scary. The thing is, we all have emotions, and they are with us constantly. Our emotions change according to whatever we may be experiencing in the moment, every day. Very often, when we hear the word ‘emotional’, …

THE BODY/MIND CONNECTION IN HEALING FROM TRAUMA

Many are the survivors of childhood abuse who have suffered an excess of illnesses. I was one of those children. Indeed, throughout much of my adulthood I endured one health challenge after another, including broken bones, surgeries, bronchitis, and constant colds and flu. To be fair, if someone with a cold or flu is coughing close to me, or I …

What Is Trauma?

Many of you will be all too familiar with trauma and how it has affected you and your life. Or, you may be reading to learn more about something you’ve been hearing a lot about recently. Trauma can be a deeply distressing or disturbing emotional experience that leaves you reeling from shock. And, it can potentially have long-lasting effects on …

OUT WITH THE OLD – IN WITH LOVE

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to reflect on where we’ve been in our life journey. It’s also a time to learn and discover where we’d like to go during the coming months. For me, this past year has definitely been one of reflection, and digging deep. I owe you, my readers, an explanation for …