Stop Saying “Its Only Things” to Hurricane Ian Survivors

Stop Saying “Its Only Things” to Hurricane Ian Survivors

5 Things to Say and 5 Things Not to Say to A Trauma Survivor! I am home again after a month of recuperating from Hurricane Ian.  My recuperation was not necessarily physical, more emotional and mental.  I wrote about that last week.  During this time, I observed both...
Giving Yourself Permission to Release Guilt, Shame & Blame

Giving Yourself Permission to Release Guilt, Shame & Blame

 It Can Help With Healing! As I was walking on the beach Saturday morning unable to hear anything but the crashing sound of the waves and a few gulls, the following a-ha moment came to me. I AM STRONG. This was three weeks after Hurricane Ian had hit Fort Myers. I was...
Nature is Resilient and So are We!

Nature is Resilient and So are We!

What does Resilience Mean to You? Resilience is often defined as our ability to bounce back from hardships in life.  For most of us from the Fort Myers area, this is the type of resilience that is being tested in the petri dish of post-Hurricane Ian. It is human...
Healing from Hurricane Ian

Healing from Hurricane Ian

Trauma is Not the Event But Your Reaction to the Event Whether you were caught in your house as 10 feet of rushing water was surrounding you, fearfully waiting in a closet as you listened to the howls of 150 mph winds believing you were not going to make it out...
Hurricane Ian: A First-Hand Account

Hurricane Ian: A First-Hand Account

How Telling My Story of Hurricane Ian Helps Us All Heal! By now, most have seen the total devastation that swept through our beautiful community.  In many ways, I am glad I did not see the footage of  the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ian before I had a chance to...
Hurricane Ian and Our Nervous System

Hurricane Ian and Our Nervous System

What happens to our nervous system when waiting for a hurricane? As I walked into Pelican Sound to teach yoga Saturday morning, I immediately noticed the frazzled energy of the room…. Several conversations going on at once as the ladies were expressing their concerns...
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