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When You Feel Lonely

December 5, 2012

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For those who have become isolated in the culture of “mental illness” there can often be an overwhelming sense of aloneness. Part of that, I think, comes from the strategy of isolation that comes from toxic or dysfunctional family backgrounds where it is learned that to share our “self” is not necessarily a safe thing […]

Not “Anxiety Disordered”

November 16, 2012

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One “side effect” of following the traditional model of emotional distress as a “disease” is that we begin to see ourselves as defective; we begin to identify with the labels we are given by others. This in turn steals our hope and nullifies our power to effect change. After all – if our brain is […]

It’s in the Struggle We Find Our Strength

July 25, 2011

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Today I wanted to do something on the idea of overcoming the life issues faced in the journey getting from that place of feeling broken to where we begin to own our power and pave our own way. This post is inspired by Kathleen Young; a powerful individual and therapist providing trauma informed care to […]