Pain and Passion

Pain and Passion

The thing about emotional and psychological/mental pain? Is that we naturally look around us at what is causing us pain but we are not taught how to look inside for our solutions. Pain tells us that something needs to change in our lives. For those who come from healthy backgrounds…

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The Dark Stuff Doesn’t Define Us

The Dark Stuff Doesn’t Define Us

Holding a positive mindset does not mean the dark stuff doesn’t matter it means the dark stuff doesn’t define us. ~Susan Kingsley-Smith

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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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Emotional Health vs Mental Illness …A New Paradigm

Emotional Health vs Mental Illness …A New Paradigm

From a discussion on Facebook that generated a lot of interest and comments: Here’s an idea…let’s try talking about emotional health instead of “mental illness”. Let’s start teaching emotional awareness and resilience instead of teaching “symptomatology” and symptoms management. Let’s start seeing ourselves as human beings with issues instead of…

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