In recent years, the concept of trauma has become normative in our daily vernacular. What I mean by that is culture is talking about trauma in ways that we have never seen before. In so many ways, this is progress! But like so many concepts, there is a spectrum of … [Read more...] about How to Define Trauma
We can’t let our guard down. Too much is at stake. We are rounding out a year with this pandemic. Everyone is exhausted. Some people have never worried and just openly embraced getting the virus and getting it over with. Others lock themselves away hoping they can … [Read more...] about How Could I Have Let My Guard Down?
I Long to Live in “Precedented” Times. You may have heard this phrase – or seen a meme on Facebook or Instagram “I long to live in precedented times.” What in the world does this even mean? We hear dozens of times a day on newscasts, on talk shows, and … [Read more...] about The Healing of Our Nation and Our Marriages
I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair