Like many people who were well into middle age when social media exploded onto the scene, I joined Facebook kicking and screaming in 2010. I resisted for a long time, joining the complainers that opined about how much time it took away from other things and kept them up late at night. Truthfully, that is exactly what happened to me but you'll never hear me complain. The … [Read more...] about How Facebook helped me find my voice
White House intern Monica Lewinsky has recently returned to the spotlight after decades of obscurity to share her personal experience of bullying and public shaming. If you're too young to know who she is here is her biography and an overview of the scandal that precipitated her becoming, for a time, one of the most recognized and reviled women in America. She was 22 years … [Read more...] about The Price of Shame
Our sense of self is molded by the things we see, hear and feel throughout our lives. In early life our identity and sense of self comes primarily from the relationship or attachment we form to those closest to us. Our parents, family and community created a “climate” for our inner development to adapt to and take shape. Later in life, as our experiences extend beyond the … [Read more...] about Strengthening Your Sense of Self & Identity
There are many things in addition to therapy that you can start doing to rewire your brain on your own - with intention. We know that recovery and emotional healing is a whole body experience. Therapy is a critical element and provides an "anchor" point and lens to interpret and make sense of your journey - past and present. But the rest of the change happens through … [Read more...] about Trauma is stored in the whole body – so start there!