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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The Great Lie: "I'm not enough" and Breaking Free

The Great Lie: "I'm not enough" and Breaking Free

After years of experiencing traumatic conditions inside of relationships that were supposed to be loving, many of us conclude that there’s something fundamentally wrong with us. Living with a sense of impending doom, we dare not venture into the creative space, lest we fail (once more). We dare not share who we are with others, lest they see how messed up we are. We dare not reach out, lest we experience waves of rejection and shame for simply wanting or needing something.

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Where Does Confidence Come From?

Where Does Confidence Come From?

You know that woman who always seems at ease? The one you’re secretly admiring and (maybe just a little bit) resenting… She communicates clearly. She sets good boundaries. She is certain of her choices. She embraces who she is and is approachable at the same time. She’s got what you see as authentic confidence. How did she get it? Did she learn it, or was she born with it?

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Recovering from C-PTSD by Following My Heart

Recovering from C-PTSD by Following My Heart

My personal struggles remain personal, but the themes are familiar. All the life symptoms I mentioned earlier have been a part of my journey. And through it all I deeply believed that life was meant to be enjoyed—not endured. So I began to listen deeply to what my heart and soul were saying.

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You're so smart...how did you get hooked up with that guy?

You're so smart...how did you get hooked up with that guy?

And please, don’t listen to the people who act as if you’ve done something wrong for getting hooked by a con artist. You didn’t do anything other than get bamboozled by a crook. It happens. We’ve all been taken for a ride in various contexts. This one happens to be yours. And there IS a way through the pain, the terror, the guilt, and the shame. You will return to love.

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