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Trauma

Shining a Light on Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Children

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On June 4, 2021, I was deeply honored to receive a Brighter Futures Award from Laura’s House, an incredible organization that serves the needs of those who have been victimized by domestic violence (DV). In addition to providing emergency shelter and safe transitional housing, they offer counseling and other supportive services to help adults and…

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Are Bad Habits in Charge of Your Life?

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When I think about it, I find it pretty amazing that a virus has had the power to shift the world we live in. It seems that at times, the adjustments and changes we’ve had to make have brought out the best in us—as well as the worst. None of us were prepared for a…

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Healing Your Own Trauma Can Help Others

I was so honored when Dean Stott, who founded one of the largest anxiety support forums in the world, invited me to join him on his show. DLC (Dean’s Life Coaching) Anxiety Support is a virtual community designed to help people manage anxiety, panic, and stress. This was right up my alley! Many of Dean’s followers also suffered…

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3 Ways to Manage Fearful Thinking: Tips from Experts, Part 2

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During the Relentless Courage Life Event on December 12th, the five experts who joined us provided some great strategies and techniques for managing fearful and negative thoughts. This was particularly helpful for anyone with a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, or grief who may be easily triggered by this crazy time we are in.  As a follow-up…

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Where Your Anxiety Really Comes From

My grandmother adored me, but we were never particularly close, in part because she had lived through intense trauma during her childhood in Lebanon (considered Greater Syria then). As a small child during World War I, she had watched the Ottoman Empire, which ruled her country, destroy more than half the forests for fuel, create…

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The Emotional Roots Of Physical Pain

I was up in my room when I heard the first screams coming from my mother. I pattered down the steps, heart pounding. That’s when I heard more screams, these coming from my grandmother and much louder. The two women were shrieking and wailing in anguish and my Uncle Bob had tears running down his…

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