199 SelfWork: Trauma Bonding: When Trust Is Manipulated and Destroyed

What is a trauma bond? How does it form? Why is it important for that dynamic to have its own label or name? Trauma bonding happens when trust is highly manipulated; when commitment and trying to make a relationship work is used against someone as a way to keep them...

SelfWork: You Get the Gist… Kudos to Athletes Challenging Stigma

Today I’m starting some segments that will feature what’s going on in the news about mental health. I’ll touch on my thoughts and responses – So you’ll get the gist. Less than five minutes and hopefully packed with information. Today’s You Get the Gist is about...

Five Reasons We Talk “At” Each Other And How To Listen

When couples walk in my door, saying, “We can’t communicate,” one of the things I immediately wonder is whether anyone is truly listening. With so many of us remaining in various degrees of social distancing, we’re spending more time with those...