Coping Skills

What do I want: a beer? a cigarrette? to vent?

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. 

life lessons

Fostering Hope- A Blog Post

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

life lessons

Power and Control: The Race

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

life lessons

Living within a Battlefield?

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.

life lessons, motivation, relationships

Teachings from my Father- A Blog Post

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.


Is Therapy the Answer? A Blog Post

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.