Trauma is in my wheelhouse. I grew up with trauma. I buried trauma. I finally learned how to deal with trauma when I became a Licensed Professional Counselor at age 37. For 15 years I have researched trauma, written about it, counseled clients, attended...

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One Rule For Life Vacations Can Teach You

  Whenever me and my husband take group tours to Europe we make such fabulous memories. Planning these trips, and then taking them, makes each day after our vacation richer. But one thing we’ve learned about our trips is that a lot of things are going to go...

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EMDR For Sexual Abuse Survivors

  Yesterday an acquaintance on social media sent me a private message. She had a question about a type of trauma treatment called EMDR. If you don't know what EMDR is, check out this video. It looks woo-woo, but it is actually a powerful tool that many therapists...

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Anxiety – A Primer

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author, and Teacher at a local university. My tagline is "help for hurting people." Last week I sent out an email asking my subscribers what they wanted me to write more about. Two popular topics were grief and anxiety. So here's...

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