Battling Fear and Anxiety

Battling Fear and Anxiety

Battling fear and anxiety can seem insurmountable. Your fear or anxiety does not go away and often gets worse. Anxiety and fear can influence your daily activities and cause actual physical disorders like cardiovascular disorders, heart disease, and obesity.  Studies have shown that high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose are linked to anxiety. Research…

Let Stress Go with Comfort Food

Let Stress Go with Comfort Food

Let Stress Go with Comfort Food Everyone has stress. Chronic stress is at epidemic proportions. You demand more and more from yourself and everyone around you. Studies prove that stress can physically and mentally ruin your life. It can damage your immunity system, cause weight gain, and activate the fight or flight response. The more…

overcoming-hardships

Overcoming Hardships

Overcoming Hardships Throughout life, we all experience some form of hardship or even multiple hardships. Experiencing these can be a blow to one’s sense of self, self-esteem as well as gauging their self-worth. When encountering these hardships, giving up is more comfortable than pushing ourselves to overcome the obstacles in our way. We are only…

Kindness

Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. This all sounds great, but it is much easier said than done, especially when it comes to ourselves. Kindness can be directed to others easier than we can address it to ourselves. We see it every day, a random act of…

Know-Your-Values-and-Be-Valuable

Know Your Values and Be Valuable

Know Your Values and Be Valuable What comes to mind when you think of your values? To some, they may think of family, wealth, power, loyalty. For others, they may think of nothing at all. Therapists often talk of values and their importance but what are they really? Not so much as give an example,…

Your-Origin-Story

Your Origin Story

Your Origin Story I have always loved the origin stories of different superheroes. Batman’s grief over his parent’s death, Superman’s crash landing in Kansas, even Bilbo’s reluctance to join the band of dwarves all have powerful psychological and emotional roots and intense consequences. This is what it is like to do trauma work. We all…