Wellness Wednesday 

I'm so messed up I didn't even realize it was Wednesday until now.     I'm sitting in the parking lot of my university listening to The National before  having to be around people for the next 7 hours. The thought is just exhausting and I'm seriously considering just going home after the meetings I absolutely [...]

Binge Eating and Trauma

I think I've recently realized just how much trauma affects every aspect of your life. Like, every aspect. Even when I'm feeling pretty good, I find myself looking for things that I should worry about or that I might have forgotten to pay attention to, almost as if my brain is like uncomfortable with peace. [...]

Relational Trauma: Soft Exterior Masks Silent Rage

With this short break between summer classes and the fall semester, I have had a lot of time to reflect. That can be good and bad. Nature has always been a safe haven for me. I remember running to the large garden in my backyard and hiding among the blossoms as a child to get [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Short and Sweet

Due to a my last doctoral class for the summer finishing up today, I have limited time to really construct something. But, I did meet with a very good friend this afternoon before I headed to my university. She is also very well acquainted with relational trauma and activation. It's imperative that if you too [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Trusting Yourself and the Process

Most of the time I look fine. Sometimes I'm fine, most of the time I'm fine, in fact ... but my anxiety can be so intense/trauma trigger feelings so unbearable that I want to stay in bed all day. Ever since I started listening to The Body Keeps the Score, I've recognized that relational trauma has symptoms [...]

All You Have Is You

The title of this sounds a lot more depressing than I mean it to, but I've been struggling lately. If you have anxiety, depression, or are dealing with trauma, it really comes down to you being able to regulate yourself and working toward getting yourself to be able to find out what's true and what's not. [...]