Under stressful circumstances us humans can confuse pleasure as a solution to pain. Pleasure comes in different shapes and forms. Researchers have done extensive work on how humans tend to externalize during times of stress, engaging in activities that involve sex, shopping, binge watching, gambling, adrenaline rushes…anything. Don’t get me wrong, none of those activities are bad but anything, including people, can become unhealthy outlets. If we forget our own power and choose to assign it to something or someone outside of ourselves, we might remain powerless and frustrated.
Since my feature on voyagemia, many have expressed interest of my experience as a foster parent. At the age of 21, I along with my ex-partner, gained custody of his pre-teen cousin. Due to circumstances which are not mine to tell, I was faced with a decision; do I let her stay in a group… Continue reading Fostering Hope- A Blog Post
Power and control…two words that can be expressed in so many different ways causing a spectrum of reactions. My question to you is, do you believe you have power and/or control? If you do, how do you display your power and/or control? How do you benefit from them? If you answered no, why do you… Continue reading Power and Control: The Race
The consequences of a battlefield can include physical, emotional, and psychological trauma in varying degrees of severity. Loved ones and/or families can also experience secondary traumatization. Anxiety, anger or hate, loss, feelings of abandonment, depression, and PTSD are some common symptoms that arise. Battlefields come in different shapes and sizes, and some of them are very personal.
June is the month to celebrate the fathers in our lives. In this post, you will read of two complex men that taught invaluable lessons to their daughters.
We are here to tell you that therapy can become your ally. It is a space where a trained professional will listen without judgement. A space where you can safely explore the pain and eventually flick it off, sending it on its way.
Not all trauma is traced back to childhood and not all trauma involves family. But all trauma impacts our life and our perspective on life.
We can be as spiritual as we want to be but certain situations will test us and will sometimes break us (for the moment).