Self championing and self compassion erases shame

This is part II of a series on Shame and the Survivor. Now that we have talked about how Shaming ourselves keeps us from embracing the...

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Busyness should not be a substitute for mindfulness

Quite often keeping ourselves busy can feel like a great coping strategy. After all, if we aren’t focusing on our past abuse and the...

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Time heals all wounds…not hardly!

Don’t you just love cliché’s, I mean they are just so applicable to every person’s situation right, and they make everything...

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Doubting your feelings during trauma recovery

This is something that is in the back of my mind quite often, although I don’t speak of it too much or write about it very regularly....

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Shaming ourselves keeps us from receiving compassion

This following was inspired after a very humbling, deep, dive into some specific events of the childhood sexual abuse that I suffered. I...

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Surviving My Podcast & The Survivor Coach

Recently I had the extreme pleasure to do a combined podcast with an amazing woman, survivor, and coach, in Kelley McElreath. I connected...

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The desire to feel good, feels wrong.

Isn’t that what everybody wants in life? Well, one of the things they want in life, to just feel good? I would a venture a guess that...

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Dental anxiety is no joke for abuse survivors

There are few things in life that I really despise more than going to the Dentist.  In fact, it ranks right up there with spiders and...

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