Trauma Denial: Is It Holding You Back From Healing?


We know that trauma can create all kinds of havoc in the body—making us more susceptible to physical ailments like colds, flu, and COVID-19; paving the way for longer-term illnesses, like chronic fatigue syndrome; even messing with our hormones when past stress keeps triggering the release of cortisol over time. In cases where the effects […]

5 Daily Practices to Keep Your Relationship Strong


My wedding anniversary with my husband, Daniel, is coming up on September 6, so it’s a natural time for me to reflect on all of the ways we’ve kept our relationship going strong through the years (and, when needed, where we can make improvements). I’m lucky in that I married my best friend, but great […]

Does PTSD Ever Actually Go Away?


For the roughly 8 million people in the United States with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), quality of life can be greatly affected. To raise awareness of this mental health issue—and to educate about the effective treatment options available—the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month. The organization notes that […]