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Finding Meaning After Trauma

By | October 4th, 2017|Anxiety, PTSD, stress, Trauma|

I would like to start this blog post with one statement. However you are reacting to this recent tragedy, whatever you’re thinking or feeling, is completely normal. There is not a right way to feel or think.     It is with a heavy heart that I even have to write this post in light of [...]

Coping with Election Burnout

By | November 8th, 2016|stress|

Given that voting ends and starts tomorrow, I thought it would be good to address voting stress. Over the past year, we have each been increasingly exposed to commercials, signs, news coverage, and social media posts. It is hard to escape everyone’s opinion on who should serve in the many offices up for grabs this year, [...]

It was all my fault: Hindsight is 20/20

By | October 26th, 2016|PTSD, Trauma|

We’ve all heard the term, hindsight is 20/20. Looking back, it’s so easy to see it all clearly: decisions, events, actions and how they all played out. Many survivors of trauma spend much of their time stuck, focused on the minute details of the decisions that they made before, during, or after the trauma. They [...]

I thought this was just my personality

By | August 25th, 2016|PTSD, Trauma|

In my second post in my series about trauma, I discuss how powerful the realization (and validation) of realizing you have post-traumatic stress disorder (or symptoms of PTSD) can free a person from a lifelong assumption that this is just who they are. To view my first post and overview about PTSD go here. I’ve worked [...]

If I could forgive

By | July 7th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Forgiveness, Trauma|

There’s a lot of talk about forgiveness. No doubt you’ve heard someone say at some point in their lives that you have to forgive in order to move on. Forgiveness is necessary for healing. Maybe this is true for you and maybe it’s not. If holding yourself or someone else on the hook for past [...]

An overview of trauma and PTSD

By | July 1st, 2016|Anxiety, Insomnia, PTSD, Trauma|

This is our first post in a series of blog articles about trauma. In this post I will present an overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Future posts will discuss in more detail common symptoms of PTSD, details about treatment for PTSD, and frequent issues and concerns that come up surrounding treatment. Stay tuned! At some [...]

Sleep?! Who has time to sleep?

By | June 26th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Motherhood, Parenting, Sleep|

“So, is your baby sleeping through the night yet?” Do you ever have the thought that you want to punch people in the face when they ask you this question? (I do not condone violence but I’m okay with a snarky response).  Do I LOOK like I have slept through the night? Did you notice [...]