How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

You wouldn’t think something like a major natural disaster, which is covered all over the media for weeks, and something that lurks in secrecy like child abuse would have much in common, but bear with me. I was recently having a conversation about non-profit fundraising in Louisiana, part of a future, longer, post of it’s…

In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave
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In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave

I can’t completely take credit for this idea. It came to me reading an article about helping traumatized children heal, but I do believe it is something that we don’t always think about when offering advice on things like how to know if your child might be in trouble, or if your friends might be…

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Quick Thought Number 5 – Most People Have Been Traumatized

Over the weekend, I tweeted a link to a post I had written, sharing an article about supporting people who are dealing with trauma. There was, however, one person who quoted the tweet with a comment that stuck with me for a couple of days: Very few people haven’t experienced trauma (very few women especially)….

I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again
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I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again

I’ve done therapy before, but this time it’s different. It’s actually been psychical therapy for my knee injury. On one hand, though, the parallels are interesting, but on the other, the perceptions are totally different. It shouldn’t be that way. First, the similarities: Physical therapy takes time. You don’t go in and get “fixed”. In…

If It Was Me, I Would…

If It Was Me, I Would…

Have you ever listened to someone talk about their struggles, or heard about someone’s struggles with mental health second hand and found yourself saying these words? Well, if it was me, I would… Here’s the thing. It’s not you. It’s them. They are not you, and you are not them. In fact, it’s entirely possible…

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Survivors and Stuff that Happens

Children who grew up with trauma and abuse often struggle with trying to explain it to themselves. When you’re a child, you don’t necessarily understand how large the world is, or your place in it. The world you know mostly seems to revolve around you. In fact, we normally associate understanding that the world doesn’t…