Link – Helping People Build Healing Relationships After Trauma

Link – Helping People Build Healing Relationships After Trauma

Robyn provides some good information. This is something I know many survivors struggle with – Well-meant urging or pressure to reach out in a time of need does not work for those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Something (seemingly) simple like accepting a compliment may be painfully hard. But the ability to integrate these…

Link – How Blogging Became My Escape From Anxiety and Depression

Link – How Blogging Became My Escape From Anxiety and Depression

Obviously, I feel pretty strongly that blogging can be a great way to not only help yourself, but also help others by connecting with others who are dealing with the same thing. This quote though, reminded me of something else: Imparting skills and knowledge on others is a fantastic way to reaffirm your sense of…

Link – The Adulting School Is Here to Help You Grow up Without Embarrassing Yourself

Link – The Adulting School Is Here to Help You Grow up Without Embarrassing Yourself

OK, stop rolling your eyes and think about this for a minute. Yes, this seems kind of funny, but as much as I’ve talked about how having an abusive childhood means not developing the skills we are supposed to learn as children because we were too busy just trying to survive, I wonder how effective…

Link – The Trauma of Children of Addicts and Alcoholics

Link – The Trauma of Children of Addicts and Alcoholics

Growing up with an addict in the house, whether in ab abusive situation or not, leads to learning a lot of things as a child that are not good for us as adults. Living with an addict (including alcoholics1) can feel like life in a war zone. The addict’s personality changes caused by addiction create…