When It Feels Too Big To Hold (Trauma Recovery)

When It Feels Too Big To Hold (Trauma Recovery)

When it feels too big to hold When the screams begin to rise And the rage becomes consuming The grief and mourning of a life lost rumbles to the surface When it feels to big too hold We write We draw We paint in giant strokes We dance, we storm,…

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Relationships Are Messy

Relationships Are Messy

We learn from our experiences. Or we don’t. But when we do? Is when we discover the “empowering solutions” – those things we can do for ourselves, by ourselves to be ok when things around us are not. Relationships are messy Over the years, like many from backgrounds filled with…

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The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind : Waking Times

The Real Cause of Depression May Have Nothing at All to Do With Your Mind : Waking Times

What we have come to call “depression” and known as a “chemical imbalance” is really much simpler. It is also not a “disease” let alone a “disease of the brain” but rather, what is being discovered, is the body telling us by the way we feel and function (or don’t…

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Pain and Passion

Pain and Passion

The thing about emotional and psychological/mental pain? Is that we naturally look around us at what is causing us pain but we are not taught how to look inside for our solutions. Pain tells us that something needs to change in our lives. For those who come from healthy backgrounds…

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An Empowering Solution: 3 Steps to Sanity

An Empowering Solution: 3 Steps to Sanity

A large part of the challenge for many who have experienced life and relationships that were either over controlling/abusive and/or over permissive/lacking parental direction is that we are left feeling powerless – yet often told to own up and take responsibility for our lives without having had the life experience…

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Just….breathe

Just….breathe

As a trauma survivor I started to recognize that I was doing this…

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