Self Care for Emotional Trauma

Self Care for Emotional Trauma

Typically when you’re on the edge of expansion, conflict occurs because opening to life is in direct opposition to the unconscious strategies you’ve employed to keep you safe. Growth requires confronting our limits, but confronting our limits feels incredibly threatening. If symptoms have been dormant, like anxiety, night sweats, irritability, lack of focus/concentration, digestion issues, etc., they start coming back just when you start moving forward.

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You're Not Broken

You're Not Broken

I’ve done my best within the limits of language to describe the human experience in a way that might make sense of your inner conflict and help you start to create a little more harmony. I know from experience that by getting to know each of my parts and their unique needs and desires, I’ve gotten to know more of me. That’s allowed me to accept myself more fully and to know in my mind-body-spirit that I am not broken. And neither are you. 

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The Freedom That Comes With Owning "I Don't Know What I Am Doing"

The Freedom That Comes With Owning "I Don't Know What I Am Doing"

So the next time you think to yourself, “I don’t know what I’m doing,” remember that most of us do not. Most of us live under the illusive spell that we do until life comes along and throws us a curveball. WHA-BAM! And we’re shocked out of our daydream that we know WTF is going on. The truth is: we’re all just trying to figure out how to handle the next situation that’s in front of us.

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How do I know if someone is safe for me?

How do I know if someone is safe for me?

Chances are, you’ve become so accustomed to watching others and scanning your external environment that you’ve lost touch with what’s going on inside. And your gut response IS the one you can trust…if only you could feel it and believe that the information it’s sharing is, in fact, accurate.

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Putting The Pieces Together After Trauma

Putting The Pieces Together After Trauma

Putting the pieces together happens far more slowly than the actual trauma did. Every step you take is working to build your capacity to process the highs and the lows of your experience. If you can be gentle and kind with yourself as you start putting together the pieces of your life, you’ll have a far more peaceful journey.

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