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...

198 SelfWork: Debunking the Myths About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and I want to be a part of debunking what are commonly believed myths concerning suicide. I also want to make sure you’re safe. If you become triggered, here’s the link to all the suicide services that are...

197 SelfWork: Explaining Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a termed that describes a way of being – acknowledging the reality of what is happening rather than fighting it emotionally and thus, causing yourself, and perhaps even others, more suffering. I very much like a Carl Rogers quote that Tara...