A Toxic Brew

Children of alcoholics can suffer the same levels of trauma as combat soldiers. It’s a trauma they carry with them throughout their lives. Approximately 45% of Americans have been exposed to alcoholism in the family and 26.8 million… Read More

Find a Healing Step That Works for You

If you’re beginning the process of moving beyond your traumatic experience and through your PTSD, it is important to treat the whole process with patience and gentleness. Especially in the beginning stages of your journey, there is a… Read More

Change Your Negativity for Better Healing

It can be so easy to get into negative thought patterns, but that kind of negativity will pull you down and make it harder for you to grow and develop as a person. After a traumatic incident, you… Read More

How to Use a Positivity Journal to Gain Life Perspective

While journaling is an excellent habit to get into for channeling your thoughts and feelings, you may find that simply getting these things down on paper isn’t enough to relieve your anxieties about your day. A new exercise… Read More

Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, or Burnout?

The Dalai Lama said, “In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a… Read More

How Depression Harms Your Health

Beyond taking a severe negative toll on your social life and mental health, suffering from depression can affect physically in a variety of ways. With depression, existing risk for heart conditions can be seriously exacerbated and lead to… Read More

The Power of Giving Up

In motivational speeches and posters everywhere is the familiar piece of advice to never give up if you want to achieve your dreams or be happy. But thinking like this can be dangerous if it ties you to… Read More

How to Cope With Someone Coping

When you are just beginning to learn how to cope after a traumatic incident, it is the start of a long and difficult journey. But for those helping you learn to cope there are unique challenges as well…. Read More

Tips To Start Your Day Off Right

Starting your day off on the right foot can make all the difference in helping you deal with whatever that day has in store for you. When you wake up, take a moment to check-in. Think about where… Read More

Grief in the Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy has long gone, but the grief from the loss lingers. Unresolved grief or complicated grief shares some common qualities with PTSD. Preoccupation with loss, avoidance patterns to keep from reliving the loss, intrusive thoughts or unwanted… Read More