My Birth Story

My Birth Story

There is one thing I know about mothers.  When we get talking about our birth stories, we can talk all day.  Part of that is the intensely pivotal aspect of the experience.  It is responsible for introducing us to the love(s) of our life.  But there is another side to...
Not My Curse

Not My Curse

I watched The Dressmaker last night.  The good news: it’s free with Amazon Prime right now.  The bad news: it’s full of trauma triggers.  There’s rape, murder, death, bullying, domestic violence, drugs, alcoholism, dementia, mental illness, religious oppression,...
Reframing the Backslide

Reframing the Backslide

As a life coach for trauma survivors, my conversations tend to follow certain themes.  It is never boring though.  The experiences are vastly different within those themes.  And I am always amazed at how my clients work through the maze that is trauma recovery.  When...
Your Emotions are Flashbacks

Your Emotions are Flashbacks

It is incredibly difficult to navigate our emotions in a world that sees emotions as invalid and unnecessary.  If we cried as children, we were often threatened to stop.  If we expressed emotions, we were called dramatic or attention-seeking.  If we were angry, we...