Trauma: As Painful, As 1, 2, 3

A trauma is an emotional shock or stressor that is disturbing to a person’s well-being. A traumatic event often creates intense fear, horror, and helplessness in people witnessing it. In children and adults, severe traumas can cause disorientation and amnesia (loss of memory for some or all of the events). Some people experiencing trauma symptoms Read More

Identifying Abuse In A Virtual World

The virtual world has become a regular destination for children. Easy access and affordable fees enable children of all walks of life to participate in virtual worlds. Games specifically appear to be a great attraction for young children in their use of the internet. While virtual worlds provide entertainment to many children, it also offers Read More

The Four Underlying Assumptions That Trauma-Informed Care Is Based On

What is Trauma? According to SAMHSA’s Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative, “trauma” is described as “an occurrence, series of events, or accumulation of circumstances that a person experiences as physically and psychologically harmful or disturbing and has long-term negative effects on the individual’s personal wellbeing and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.” Trauma may strike Read More

Boundaries: As Easy as 1,2,3 or Not

I know the topic of boundaries at first glance seems to be a basic concept. We have been taught about boundaries since we were children; if your childhood was anything like mine, you heard many of the following statements. “Lisa, don’t eat that!” “Lisa, don’t go out in the street!’ “Lisa, don’t talk to strangers!’ Read More

The New Face of Sexual Abuse

Disclaimers: This article presents the current psychological view that has not been viewed by the American Phycology review board and does not replace licensed psychological evaluation or treatment.   This article results from a conversation that I had the honor to have with a young college student, who share with me an event that traumatized Read More

10 Minutes To A Better You: Gratitude

“Gratitude is perhaps the greatest of virtues and is the foundation for all the other virtues.” because “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” “What you focus on, you bring more of that to you”     Then… I have spent a large portion of my life deep in despair. I never Read More

The Moment that Changed Everything!

As I walked into the hospital, I could feel my anger begin to boil up inside. I wondered, if I had I made the right choice to come to the hospital and see the man that had destroyed my future. I struggled to move forward when all I want to do was turn and run Read More

Simple Self-Love: The Top 10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today

If your life is anything like mine it is very busy and it is easy to lose sight of yourself in the demands of everyday life. But the author of Positivity Blog, list some very simple things that you can incorporate in your life so that you keep a positive eye on yourself while you Read More

What Self-Love Means: 20+ Ways to Be Good to Yourself By Banu Sekendur

“Self-love requires you to be honest about your current choices and thought patterns and undertake new practices that reflect self-worth.” ~Caroline Kirk We often devote energy to making the relationship work that we completely neglect our own needs and we give away our power and our responsibility for our own happiness. This article address what Self-Love Read More

Learning to Love Myself

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma Gandhi This is a powerful blog that chronicles the author’s journey to self-love. As each of us starts the journey to self- love each of us must start by asking, “Are you happy with who you are?” We Read More