Working hard is a value that many of us, including myself have. Many of us are very serious, very productive, and at the end of the day- totally exhausted. I am sure the very title of this post has some of you rolling your eyes and shouting “lazy liberal!” at the computer screen. But there … Continue reading Wanna be More Productive? Get Your Silly On.
The laundry is piling high, you’re behind at work, you’re worried about your kid’s performance in school, your boss is a jerk, and you and your partner haven’t had a date in two months. Anxiety is kicking in! Perhaps it’s a steady stream of just constant worry or periodic freak outs. Whatever your relationship with … Continue reading Want to turn down that worry? Get Outside!
Life transitions and change are an inevitable part of life; in our world, we are facing changes to our earth, our economy, our technology and even how we communicate. Even typing out this blog invites anxiety and worry into my own system while thinking about how rapidly my life has changed over the past few … Continue reading Why Are Life Transitions so Hard? Because Change Sucks GUEST BLOG: By Kristen McGeehon
One of my favorite mantras is “Care Deeply AND Don’t Give a Fuck” I have written a lot about it in previous blogs. I think it captures this beautiful tight rope we have to walk as humans between being mindful of our impact on others, attending to our relationships AND letting go of what other’s … Continue reading The Price of “Not Giving a Fu*k”
Politics, trauma, racism, sexism, all the other isms, assault, abuse- the outside world can seem brutal at times. These types of trauma can truly take a toll on our systems and can leave us feeling powerless. When we are children, we NEED caregivers and the outside world to help us learn to regulate our … Continue reading Reclaiming Your Power When the Outside World Is Just Wrong.
https://youtu.be/ERIrhC-RG_0 We all know the stereotypical teenager- aloof, full of angst, snarky, sarcastic, and moody. “It’s just a phase” should perhaps be tattooed on the parents of teens everywhere. Of course, there is some “normal” testing of boundaries and trying to figure out who they are separate from their family, questioning cultural norms and being … Continue reading “Oh That’s Normal” The Price of Minimizing Trauma in Teenagers
When a person has unresolved pain, trauma or loss, they are often left feeling fragmented. One part of them might long for connection, the other part keeps people at a safe distance and pushes loved ones away. One part of the person might be very professional and “put together” at work, but then may come … Continue reading Working Towards an Integrated, Empowered Self: How EMDR can pair with parts work therapy