Making Your Brain Friendly to Creating Change

Making Your Brain Friendly to Creating Change

New Years resolutions? How about another slice of “I feel like a failure” pie?

There Was A Reason

From the Empowering Solutions Facebook page archives…. There was a reason I struggled and suffered and it wasn’t because something was “wrong” with me but that I’d been conditioned from early on to tolerate the intolerable; to not resist, to surrender my power, to be compliant and obedient. My empowering…

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Narcissists, Psychopaths and Manipulators

Narcissists, Psychopaths and Manipulators

This is a touchy subject, especially for the Walking Wounded. And for years I felt probably similar to many others. I hated, despised and was disgusted by those who had harmed me physically, sexually, emotionally and psychologically. I was enraged at the realization that first my family could wound me…

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Getting UNComfortable With Chaos and Crisis

Getting UNComfortable With Chaos and Crisis

Very often as one starts traveling this path from there, where we’ve been, to where we want to be we can find ourselves stuck in patterns of what I call “chronic chaos”. This – chronic chaos – may be that place where “nothing ever seems to go right” or “why…

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When It Feels Like You’re Dying…

When I first started on this journey I thought I would die from the grief that ripped me apart as I started separating myself from those who’d contributed to my trauma. The one thing that has helped me to keep going was first born of anger and a need for…

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I Feel Broken …

I Feel Broken …

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When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. – Thich Nhat Hanh Wow. Well. This is a pretty big subject for survivors of drama, trauma and dysfunction. But this essay by Nancy Nicolazzo is also a very good example…

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Complex Trauma Recovery: it’s not “getting over it” but “getting past it”

Complex Trauma Recovery: it’s not “getting over it” but “getting past it”

It’s important that we are able to tell our stories, to be heard and have our pain, frustrations and justified anger at the losses we experienced at the hand of those who have hurt and harmed us – recognized and honored. Regardless of the source of the abuse or trauma…

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Just….breathe

Just….breathe

As a trauma survivor I started to recognize that I was doing this…

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