Unresolved Trauma

The following was written by Dr. Melissa DeBose Hankins, a psychiatrist, and she gave me permission to share it: This is what the result of unresolved trauma looks like. What many of us witnessed during the other night’s Academy Award ceremony between Will Smith and Chris Rock was a TRAUMA RESPONSE. While I am in … Read more

How is Generalised Anxiety Disorder different to normal feelings of stress and anxiety?

For me, the key thing is overwhelm. An overwhelmed anxious brain can believe the stressors are far too great to manage. Being emotionally overwhelmed means to be completely submerged by your thoughts and emotions to the point where you may withdraw and feel frozen or paralyzed. When confronted with being overwhelmed, it can be difficult … Read more

Toxic Positivity.

‘Toxic Positivity’ Is Real — and It’s a Big Problem During the Pandemic We shouldn’t have to pretend that everything’s OK when it isn’t. When I was laid off from my staff job a little less than a month ago, many well-meaning friends and family rushed to tell me that I needed to “stay positive.” … Read more

Tell Your Story…

Just some mid-week motivation we could all use right about now. Trust your journey and tell your story. ❤️ from carrychalk: “Whatever you’re going through… someone is counting on you to survive it, and then talk about it— so they will know how to survive it too. When we tell our stories, we help one … Read more