Reading Time: 4 minutes They say time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, time also has a way of opening the deepest ones back up periodically. The Events that Define Us There are a handful of moments in our lives that change us in some way: e.g., the day you gain or lose someone you love, the day your beliefs about […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes It’s quite something if you don’t want to nourish yourself anymore, if you deprive yourself from your daily needs; if you starve yourself—when you feel the inevitable need to control yourself in such extreme ways—something must be haunting you so deeply that: you aren’t able to get out of it no matter what the people […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Disclaimer: These thoughts are based on my own experience and education in psychology I have received. They do not reflect the experiences or feelings of all trauma survivors. Control as a Trauma Response Growing up in an abusive home with all varieties of substance use, I was never short of trauma in my life. Few […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Self-improvement was something I continually strove for. I was always looking for a way to step out of my comfort zone and learn through new experiences. My interest in energy and alternative healing began with dedication to my yoga practice. I tried different styles from different instructors. Some classes were more fitness-based, with a strong […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes As a child, I remember making whirlpools with my friends in their pools. We would run through the water in a big circle as fast as we could until the water spun so quickly that we could lie flat on our backs allowing the current to effortlessly sweep us away. There is a process to […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Mental health is a subject that is bound to impact every person at some point. Throughout your life, you may find yourself dealing with grief, a family member struggling with grief or a friend dealing with trauma. In reality mental health it just as relevant and common as physical health. Unfortunately, stigma and the lack […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes To my readers, This blog is dedicated to the adult survivors of childhood abuse. The ones struggling every day to make sense of what they went through. The children who never had a voice, hurt by the ones who should have loved and protected them the most. Although no two stories will be the same, […]

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Boundaries

February 19, 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is no soft way to put it in words when you have been sexually abused as a child and that defined your sexuality and messed up your perception of friendship and intimacy. You can only become aware of it, accept it, hate it, hate everyone, use people, feel guilty about it, start the pattern […]

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A photo of a woman in a cave looking toward the light coming from the opening.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have been meaning write about my perception of the darkness for quite a while, and have written a few poems about it. Now it’s time to try prose! The catalyst comes from reading last week’s Healers’ posts on vulnerabilities, diagnoses, shadows and water. I enjoy nature in the dark, the mild air and sometimes […]

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A painting of a woman relaxing on a sofa.

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Relax. Just do it.” It’s easier said than done for the majority of the world population that is living in a globalized, stress-based society. Stress is one of the biggest modern epidemics and its damaging effects on people’s health and immune system are widespread all around the planet. With the immensely increasing number of burn […]

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