Orlando Strong: Resilience & Strength

Orlando Strong: Resilience & Strength

“On the road again” has become my mantra in recent weeks.

April began in Orlando where I delivered a keynote speech to a gathering of emergency responders, victim’s advocates and counselors whom responded to the Orlando Pulse shooting last year. I entered the hotel during a thunder and lightening storm and dark clouds. It seemed a fitting metaphor for what this group of professional helpers has endured.

Soulful Self-Care: Practicing the Gentle Art of Receiving

Soulful Self-Care: Practicing the Gentle Art of Receiving

 

 

I am learning the delicate art of receiving and it is has been a journey of pushing and pulling and fighting myself. which as I write this seems absurd. The real absurdity is the programming in the world today that we can do it all. Living as though this were possible has lead to a huge energy drain in my life and I suspect in many lives.  It is the unmindful art of busy-ness where finding time and quiet has to be scheduled.

 

Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

I awoke early Friday morning to travel to Manhattan to present at the VOICES of September 11th Resiliency Conference. Mary and Frank Fetchet created VOICES of September 11th,  in the aftermath of the death of their son in the World Trade Center.

Therapy Chat

Therapy Chat

I was graced to be with my colleague and friend Laura Reagan on an impromptu chat which she recorded on her Therapy Chat Podcast! We talked about the impact of trauma and the challenges for all types of helpers to live with the psychological impact from their experiences. These impacts are what my e-course, Essential Trauma Solutions has been designed to support - learn more at vitallifeSOULutions.com

Essential Trauma Support

Essential Trauma Support

I am a life-long seeker of anything related to inner and outer health and wellness and have learned many things from lots of different locations.  This took time, effort and money to accomplish. I learned this way because I was unable to find a centralized location to access the information I was seeking.

Discovering Compassion in the Struggle

Discovering Compassion in the Struggle

I woke up this morning after a challenging night’s rest. I struggle with chronic back pain from Scoliosis and some nights, well sleep doesn’t come easy. I awoke fairly early feeling lethargic and annoyed. I had intended to walk to the gym but decided to go to yoga instead to try to work through the kinks in my muscles.

Fireworks and Triggering in Trauma

Fireworks and Triggering in Trauma

Survivors of war and interpersonal gun violence may difficulty tolerating fireworks and may feel triggered as though they were experiencing the violence again. This blog focuses on helpful tips to manage the distress. 

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