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Trauma

3 Ways to Let Go of Past Mistakes

mistakes

Let’s face it—we’re all human, which means we’re not infallible, and at times we do or say things we wish we hadn’t. Although it’s normal to feel bad about it, we’re usually able to move on and eventually let go of the misstep—or even forget about it. However, all of us have also made mistakes…

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5 Ways to Cope Better During Rekindled Grief

grief

When loss or tragedy strike, it etches the memory deep in our brain. So even though it’s been 20 years since September 11, 2001, many of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on that fateful day. This was my experience: I was vacationing in the Bahamas and had just boarded…

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Finding Hope When You’re in a Place of Darkness

suicide

This is a heavy topic, but I believe it’s very important to talk openly about it. By adulthood, almost everyone has known—or known of—someone who has taken their own life. For most people, it’s hard to imagine what might lead a person to make that choice, and yet it happens all too often. Suicide is…

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Are You a Little Too Obsessive?

OCD

I often hear people use the phrase, “I’m so OCD about…” I understand what they mean, but it also occurred to me that most probably don’t really have OCD, and many might not know what it actually is, so here’s a quick description: OCD stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder and a person with it has obsessive…

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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?

bad habits

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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