Demystifying Traumatic Stress: It’s really not mental – initially

Despite the common belief that stress is “mental and controllable,” the stress response is actually a reflex. This means that the conscious (cerebral cortex) part of our brain is not involved in the process. When faced with an event that threatens us, leaves us feeling helpless or that horrifies us, our stress response is activated.Continue reading “Demystifying Traumatic Stress: It’s really not mental – initially”

Healing Trauma

While I’m no resident expert on how to heal trauma, I have learned a lot in walking on this path of recovery. Based on my various experiences over nearly 10 years of recovery, I wanted to share some of the modalities and resources that I have personally found to be the most helpful in my journey.Continue reading “Healing Trauma”

Being a superhero (to save myself)

I often saw myself as the damsel in distress. Perhaps it was because inside of me lived the “evil stepmother.” Regardless of how well I walked the line, there was always something I could have done better. On my face I wore a smile, while on the inside I belittled myself. Most of my life,Continue reading “Being a superhero (to save myself)”

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