Healing Sea

The sea air heals me. When the sun and it touch my skin it creates a perfect temperature, peace, and sensation both within and outside of me so that the boundary between myself and nature is blurred. I am reawakened to the notion, the truth, that there is no separation. I am a part of [...]

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Wellness Wednesday: Grief

My new year started off pretty grand with dancing and fun, but then when I woke up I learned that I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends that happens to have fur. I've been through this before, 4 times to be exact, but it never gets easier. I sort of knew [...]

Women Invest More of Themselves

Somehow amidst all of my end of semester madness, I am doing some extra reading. I am reading a book about the trauma related to experiencing infidelity in a relationship. The author makes the claim: Women are more easily traumatized because they invest more of themselves in relationships. I agree with this. It has been [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Spring Will Come

When the cold and the grey of Pennsylvania start getting me down, I have to remember that Spring will come. That's hard to remember on days when my anxiety gets the best of me. It's a constant battle. Today, at this very moment, as I type this before going into a meeting at my university-- [...]

Simple Meditation/Relaxation Exercise

If you are feeling closed in and disconnected from those around you and feel as if no one understands, try to find a place outside where you can comfortably lie down on a towel with minimal distractions. Ideally, this is a place that does not feel closed in by trees on all sides and is [...]

The Shack – William P. Young

5/5 Stars. Though I found the book to be a bit cliche and corny at certain points, I will say that a book hasn't moved me like this one has in a long time. It actually made me feel something aside from just interest in seeing what happens next. The work tackles some very deep [...]

Heartwounds: The Impact of Unresolved Trama and Grief on Relationships – Tian Dayton

3/5 Stars As a mental health professional, this was an easy and quick read. I could see myself assignment sections of this book to clients as well as the exercises in the back because it breaks down trauma in an easy to understand way, using simple language. I also appreciated the brief sections about dissociation. [...]