Trauma is a word that gets tossed around more often now but do we really understand what trauma is? It turns out that there are different kinds of trauma but they all have one thing in common: The capacity to manage what is experienced has been exceeded and this person is stuck in perpetual pain not knowing how to resolve the flood of feelings and thoughts that are running amok … [Read more...] about When Triggers Happen: Listen and Love
Here are some great habits to cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself which will naturally extend into the rest of your relationships. DAILY Tell the truth Take 2 deep breaths before you answer yes or no questions Make your daily maintenance a first priority Start walking (or exercise of choice) 30 minutes a day Express something you appreciate about … [Read more...] about Cultivating Healthy Relationships
When we are growing up we learn how to be in relationship from the family and community we are raised in. As an adult we repeat these relationship patterns in the community and family we cultivate. How do we know if we are creating healthy relationships? If we know we are not, how can we change it? The experience of connection with another human being is the most … [Read more...] about How Do I Create a Healthy Relationship?
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
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