Pulling it all together: Trauma-Informed Care

This month we have spent time exploring the basics of becoming trauma-informed. We've examined how mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and resiliency help form the tripod on which we begin to understand and defeat the consequences of surviving trauma. In this article, we are going to explore together how all the writings we’ve published this month fit into [...]

Tools to Build Resiliency and Aid in Healing from Complex Trauma

There is a vital part of healing survivors of adverse childhood experiences who now live with complex post-traumatic stress disorder can learn to help themselves. This piece of artillery is called resilience. Resiliency can help us overcome the life-altering effects of adverse childhood experiences or repeated trauma in adulthood. It can also speed up healing [...]

The Difficult Road to Intimacy: Living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is very challenging. It affects every aspect of the lives those who suffer under its symptoms. In this article, we are going to examine together a brief synopsis of CPTSD and how this disorder creates difficulty in forming and maintaining intimate relationships. An Overview of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress [...]

Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

The entire series in January will be focusing on how trauma-informed care can help adults overcome the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). However, to understand the process of healing, we must first explore what happens to the brains of traumatized children, and how neuroplasticity and mindfulness aid us in healing. Childhood Trauma Who is [...]

Female Predators of Sexual Abuse; The Silent Crisis

One of the hardest realities our society faces, the fact that women sexually molest children, makes us shudder.

Your Motivation for February 5, 2019

Hey everyone, welcome to Wednesday Have you ever sat and watched a bird soaring on the thermals and wondered what it would be like? To be able to just spread your wings, lift into the air and not be afraid of falling? To see the sky and earth from the point of view of a [...]

Your Motivation for February 4, 2019

Hello and welcome to Monday. Anxiety is definitely a normal part of being human. Anxiety serves us in helping us to avoid danger and respond by either running away, freezing to avoid detection, or fight our way out of the situation. However, what happens when anxiety overwhelms our lives and we can't cope? I think [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]

Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

Part Two in the Series on Trauma-Informed Care

The Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Care Series I Am Writing for the CPTSD Foundation

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How to Turn a Helliday into a Holiday

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Why Do Survivors Suffer Such Painful Emotions at Christmas Time?

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You May Not Have Heard of it, Somatic Symptom Disorder: Let’s Talk

Some who read my blog may find this post upsetting and I understand. I’m going to be walking on holy ground for many of us who live with dissociative identity disorder. I have lived dissociative identity disorder all my life, but now a new diagnosis has been added to explain my physical discomfort. Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) formerly [...]

Remember to Seize the Day

I have posted this before, but today it seems very appropriate. Carpe Diem, Seize the Day! https://youtu.be/G2e_M06YDyY