How Your Brain Heals Itself

How Your Brain Heals Itself

For the past century we were told that the brain could not change. That it was pretty much a stable, hard wired piece of our anatomy. That the person and personality were “enduring and permanent”. Until it wasn’t. The study of neuroplasticity reaffirmed to me what I knew instinctively all…

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Choosing Dharma over Drama. | elephant journal

Choosing Dharma over Drama. | elephant journal

If we are not dramatic at the whim and mercy of every little issue that emerges, then how do we exist?   This piece from elephant journal by Damien Bohler does an excellent job of portraying the goal of the journey as I’ve defined it for myself: to be ok when…

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Holidays Can be Hard: the Healing Journey

Holidays Can be Hard: the Healing Journey

Holidays – can be more than difficult for some of us. In fact this time of year can often be hell for those of us who come from families of drama/trauma and dysfunction. Understanding that we are not alone in this and finding a few strategies to navigate this season…

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Just Be “You”

Just Be “You”

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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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Karma’s Not A Bitch But A Teacher (Self – Sabotage)

Karma’s Not A Bitch But A Teacher (Self – Sabotage)

One of the things that we can often struggle with as survivors of bad things is the idea that somehow we deserve all the bad things; we haven’t yet “earned” our salvation. This can bleed silently into our days as we struggle with deeply ingrained feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and…

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They Knew All Along – Psychiatry’s Joke

They Knew All Along – Psychiatry’s Joke

A share from the archives at Madinamerica today. Please follow the links below to read this piece that once again confirms that the idea of the “chemical imbalance” is nothing more than a fairy tale. And while we of course can’t assume intent it would seem this is an effective…

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Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? There is a meme going around that says “Before diagnosing yourself as depressed make sure you’re not simply surrounded by assholes”. And while I don’t agree with calling people names or abusing those who abused us – this meme sort of says a lot about what we…

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So Just How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work? What’s the History of Psychiatry? (Video)

So Just How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work? What’s the History of Psychiatry? (Video)

A set of videos by Scientific Journalist Robert Whitaker, Peter Gøtzsche MD from a conference held in Copenhagen in 2014. Very revealing and exposing of the story behind the origin of psychiatric drugs, diagnosis and damage.   Books by Peter Gøtzsche MD here Books by scientific journalist Robert Whitaker here Thank…

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To Remember Who You Are

To Remember Who You Are

As always…. Thank you for liking, linking and sharing! Post your comments here.            

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