Tag: mental health

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Bold

Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz on Pexels.com Have you chosen a word for 2024? This trend interests me because I find it much more relatable than resolutions. To me, resolutions feel like pressure, sadness, and unmet expectations. They feel like...

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Clean Your Side of the Street

When someone I care about asks for help with a problem, I have space for them. I know how to identify what I can do for them, what only they can do for themselves, and what we can do together. Neither of us feels alone in our struggle, and we both...

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Walking Wounded

I'm going back to therapy. I'm not even a little embarrassed about that, because seeking help with my mental health is as normal and automatic as going to PT for my ankle, or going to get my teeth cleaned, or going to a yoga class.

Which Switch is Which?

I am writing my memoir. The story of me is complex, layered with joy, trauma, kittens, abuse, a collie, and a long journey to hope and healing.

Why I keep doing the work…

and why I’m glad I didn’t blow up my marriage when I had the chance. At the time, I wanted to do just that. I had a speech prepared. I had rehearsed it in front of the mirror. I was ready. And then these words came out instead: I love...

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Part 18 – ARDR Therapy

Treating emotional trauma using theraputic music. The wounded brain is a fascinating thing. For instance, we know that we can see physical evidence of traumatic brain injuries and concussions on the brain, but did you know that even emotional trauma...

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Part 17 – The Latest Brain Map Review

I had my latest brain map review with Dr. Corey Deacon on Friday, May 13, 2021. Check out these before and after brain map images: This graph shows my brain activity while I was relaxed and at rest. The spikes shown in the image on the right signify...

Part 16 – Taking a Break

I’ve taken a break from blogging because there hasn’t been anything new to report. But I would like to drop this little reminder – it is important to be consistent with brain training. This week I recalled why. We are all dealing...