Why Our Men Are Not Okay

Women have been rightfully marching together protesting the way we have been treated down through history. We women have received less pay, been forced to do menial labor and expected to raise children alone all while being vilified. However, from my last post, it’s clear that men, like women, are often victims of childhood and [...]

Motivation for Your Valentine’s Day

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha I love the above quote by Buddha. [...]

Your Daily Motivation for February 13, 2019. A Cage is Only A Cage If…..

Hey everyone, welcome to hump day. Humans have a way of turning every problem they encounter into a cage. We will sit and stew for days or even decades somewhat enjoying the idea that we can wallow in our sorrow. We weep for years over what someone did to us. There is a time for [...]

Your Motivation for February 12, 2019. We Have Endured

Good morning. Once again I'm in your inbox with another motivational post. I love to watch programs about archeology. The Archeologists dig into the ruins of ancient civilizations to find the treasures hidden far below ground that has been buried for sometimes thousands of years. I find it fascinating that many of the items found [...]

Your Motivation for February 11, 2019. Embracing Our Imperfections

Good morning everyone. I wanted to thank you for all your kind comments from these past few days. You blow me away and I am humbled. I'm so glad we have connected in such a deep and meaningful way. If you have any topics you would like to hear more about, please send your suggestions [...]

Men: The Forgotten Victims in the #MeToo Movement

I had a conversation recently with a man who is a survivor of severe childhood trauma. He had endured enough trauma to form dissociative identity disorder and then grew up to get involved in a painfully violent relationship. No, he was not the abuser in their partnership, she was. This person, whom I will call [...]

Your Motivation for February 8, 2019

Good morning everyone, it's Friday!! Fear. The only emotion that can take over the intellect of humans and lead us into destruction. Fear. The powerful motivator that serves humanity by helping us escape and avoid danger. Fear. My oldest and best friend. As children, we who have survived childhood trauma have known more fear than [...]

Your Motivation for February 5, 2019

Hey everyone, welcome to Wednesday Have you ever sat and watched a bird soaring on the thermals and wondered what it would be like? To be able to just spread your wings, lift into the air and not be afraid of falling? To see the sky and earth from the point of view of a [...]

Your Motivation: Keep Walking

Hey everyone, welcome to a new day. The ads are gone! Hurray! I had a glitch with my WordPress account but they have a marvelous support staff and they fixed it for me. Yep, life is a neverending string of events, some are good and some are bad. Dealing with the ups and downs of [...]

Your Motivation for February 4, 2019

Hello and welcome to Monday. Anxiety is definitely a normal part of being human. Anxiety serves us in helping us to avoid danger and respond by either running away, freezing to avoid detection, or fight our way out of the situation. However, what happens when anxiety overwhelms our lives and we can't cope? I think [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]

A Motivational Quote for You

Good Saturday everyone. I have decided to start adding motivational quotes and words of wisdom to my blog each day. Now, there will be days when either I'm too busy, too sick, or forget but I will try to brighten your day every day with a post. I love this quote by Carol Burnett. I [...]

Trauma-Informed Care, Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness

Part Two in the Series on Trauma-Informed Care

The Introduction to a Trauma-Informed Care Series I Am Writing for the CPTSD Foundation

Read the originally posted version on the CPTSD Foundations website here.    Click Here to Donate to the CPTSD Foundation

The Power of Fusion

Fusion doesn't mean becoming a singleton or losing parts of yourself, rather it means growing into a fuctional whole.