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October 7, 2018

Healing Your Child Parts Within to Increase Self-Love

The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain will transform negative emotions. – Thich Nhat Hanh   We all have inner parts of ourselves. The inner parts of ourselves create our personality. We have many aspects of our personality coming from these parts […]

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October 5, 2018

6 Ways of Using Intention to Heal Your Depression

20 million people suffer from depression in the US. Symptoms of depression include; sadness, loss of pleasure in activities you used to enjoy, change in weight, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, energy loss, feelings of worthlessness, thoughts of death or suicide. Depression and trauma go hand in hand. Many people who have experienced trauma have symptoms […]

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September 16, 2018

EMDR for Firefighters Helps to Alleviate Stress and Increase Motivation

Emotional health should be looked at on par with physical health. If left untreated, conditions such as depression, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety are no less debilitating than diabetes, hypertension, or heart disease. Emotional stress can severely impact ones motivation at work and enjoyment of life. The good news is that stress related emotional issues can […]

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September 16, 2018

Gratitude for First Responder’s and Their Families

It is always a great time to show gratitude and thankfulness to those heroes that work on a daily basis to keep our community and country safe. We know that if we need help a first responder will be there for us during our time of need. First responders put their lives on the line […]

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June 24, 2018

3 Stages of Trauma Recovery to Find Inner Peace

Life can be beautiful, full of wonder, connection and love. But sometimes bad things happen that can overwhelm us, shock our systems and turn our natural survival response systems into overdrive. Trauma can shock the brain, stun the mind and freeze the body. Our bodies are designed to heal but sometimes the overwhelming experience of […]

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June 22, 2018

16 Daily Love Routines to Keep Your Marriage Thriving

Yes, even adults need routines and especially couples. Creating daily routines gives couples a sense of security in their marriage. Rebuilding intimacy and maintaining connection won’t happen by itself. It takes effort. Rituals of connection strengthen relationships, and give couples something to look forward to each day. Daily rituals can also help to smooth over rough […]

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June 22, 2018

Finding an Abundance of Self-Compassion in Trauma Recovery

What is self-compassion you might ask?  Sometimes to better understand self-compassion it is easier to think about what it is like to feel compassion to others. Think of the way you feel towards a friend, family member or colleague who is struggling in their life. Maybe they are having a hard time in a relationship, […]

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February 18, 2018

5 Tips to Help Your Girlfriend Heal From Sexual Trauma

Women who have been sexually abused or raped often have difficulties in their closest and most intimate relationships.  The statistics for sexual assaults in the US is shocking!  One in five women will be raped at some point in their lifetime.  And one in four girls will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years […]

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February 10, 2018

5 Little Known Facts about Trauma and Dissociation

Trauma and dissociation go hand in hand. Approximately 73% of individuals exposed to a traumatic incident will experience dissociative states during the incident or in the hours, days and weeks following the incident. To dissociate is a natural built in survival strategy that our body has to manage intense stress and fear. The dictionary defines […]

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