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April 21, 2020

Breathless in Unsettle

Breathless in Unsettle Trauma, toxic stress, or history of adversity routinely positions the body and brain to be “triggered.” That is, the “now” moment is being interrupted by the “then” moment, or moments. The inability or the limited range for the individual to make the distinction between these two time […]
February 13, 2020

Loving Them Is Not Enough Review

I recently watched Loving Them Is Not Enough, a three part video series led by Crystal Krueger, LMFT, CCTS-F that is aimed at helping foster parents to care for children that have been through trauma. While this series may have been designed for foster parents though, it is actually quite […]
December 16, 2019

Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home

Creating A Relaxing Environment At Home The world is a hard place to live in these days. Your home should be your sanctuary from the world, but it can be hard to make it feel that way when you are struggling to deal with your own mental health and trauma. […]
November 21, 2019

Gratitude: Life Tool, not Life Rule

This weekend I went to my 20th high school reunion. While chatting I observed 2 very obviously close friends, who hadn’t seen each other in a long time, engage in a very tragic and beautiful argument. It was heated, with tears, and pointed fingers. Their passion was so raw.  The […]
October 31, 2019

Is It Ever Easy?

Is parenting hard? I mean, is it hard work? My experience has taught me to not overlook the obvious question; and intentionally ignoring it does not make it go away. Here is the truth about parenting. Every child is worthwhile and every child comes with hard parts. It is those […]
October 16, 2019

When Anxiety Continues After Baby is Home from the NICU

Experiencing the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Having a child in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can be scary for many parents.  Seeing your child hooked up to monitors, IVs and leads, not knowing what is going to happen to your baby or how you can help, is a […]