thoughts & notes

April 9, 2018

Learn why moving your body is important when recovering from stress, trauma, and other mental health concerns.

February 4, 2018

In some respects, I see self-sabotage as part of the human experience. To be human is to be imperfect. But, for some of us, self-sabotage goes a lot deeper.

January 21, 2018

Shame and guilt are incredibly debilitating emotions for trauma survivors. Read on to learn how to work through these uncomfortable emotions.

December 3, 2017

You have already lost a loved one and now you are also losing the holiday season. Learn how to manage your grief to get through the holidays.

October 29, 2017

What types of masks do you wear? Read on to learn how they may be helping or hurting your recovery.

October 22, 2017

October has been a rough month. Recently, many people (myself included) have experienced devastating heartbreak and grief as a result of tragedy, violence, natural disaster, and death.

October 3, 2017

Strategies to reduce media exposure and prioritize self-care following gun violence, from someone who's lived it.

October 1, 2017

Did you grow up in a home with unspoken family rules? Read on to learn how chaos, dysfunction, and trauma in childhood can still be impacting you today.

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