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...
Could Trauma be Underneath Your Chronic Health Issues?

Could Trauma be Underneath Your Chronic Health Issues?

A New Understanding of Trauma! With all the talk and focus on trauma these days and its direct connection to autoimmune diseases (see ACES study),  I have asked myself the question “could an event or events that happened in my childhood be factors in my adult...
Sticky Heart Situations

Sticky Heart Situations

Staying in Your Heart is Not Always Easy! How do you stay in your heart when you are bumping up against those parts of yourself that are so difficult?  I am much more aware of these sticky heart situations recently for two reasons:  one, I am more focused on...
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