How to Minimize Trauma When Politics Change

Many are anticipating politics to change and these changes are arousing strong feelings. These include fear, grief, emotional collapse and a general sense of overwhelm and exhaustion. For many a strong sense of helplessness combined with an intense… Read More

Domestic Violence: Why Does She Stay in an Abusive Relationship?

This is part four in a series of articles about domestic violence. The others addressed how to recognize abuse, how to ask the abuser to change and how to know when to leave an abusive relationship. In this… Read More

Domestic Violence: Knowing What to Do When it is Time to Leave

This article is the third in a series, which focus on domestic violence. In the first article, I described some of the common characteristics of an abuser’s behavior and why you may not see the abuse coming. The… Read More

Trauma and Resilience: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger?

We’ve all heard the saying that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Is it true? Researchers from the University of Buffalo recently looked at traumatic experiences to find out if they actually make people psychologically stronger. They… Read More

Predisposed to PTSD

It’s estimated that more than 50% of us will suffer a traumatic event in our lifetime. Whether we have a serious car accident, are physically assaulted, or engage in combat duty during a war, many of us will… Read More

Lessons from a Mugging

After an event so jarring as a mugging, it can be difficult to regain your comfort in the world and see any light in the situation. But in fact, there are many lessons to be gained from such… Read More

Learning About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) you will want to start by educating yourself on the disorder. There are many ideas and perceptions about PTSD portrayed in the movies, TV, and… Read More

Where Veterans Can Go to Get Help with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a frequent blight among military veterans. If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD, there are many resources for help and guidance. VA medical centers are a great first step, with therapists… Read More

Domestic Violence: Asking for Change

This article is the second in a series, which focus on domestic violence and what behavioral changes to ask of the abuser. In the first article, I described some of the common characteristics of an abuser’s behavior and… Read More

Compassion Fatigue and The Fear of Being a Victim

Does compassion for humanity wane when chipped away at by an uncaring media that bombards us with images of calamity? Does the onslaught of news about death and destruction gradually wear away our ability to care? Do we… Read More