What to Do When You Can't Press Through Emotional Pain

What to Do When You Can’t Press Through Emotional Pain

  I’ve been struggling emotionally. Personal frustrations, disappointments, and losses. Friends going through traumatic things. Being unable to help them. Unanswered questions of why and how come. Frustration. Sorrow. Grief. Uncertainty. Confusion. Pain. Pain. Pain. All different kinds. It’s worse when they all coalesce. Meld together in complexity making them larger than they are alone. […]

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

    Everyone is affected by trauma. It’s easy to fall into the comparing game and belittle our pain when we hear the reports of tragedies like shootings, plane crashes, and weather disasters. But that’s not wise. Those things are indeed traumatic and your trauma matters too. If you don’t do something about it, you’ll […]

Why we need to talk about emotional pain

Why we need to talk about emotional pain

  Emotional pain is something everyone deals with even though many don’t want to talk about it. Some hide it out of fear and shame. Some still fail to see the need to talk about it believing a person ought to just get over whatever is bothering them. But there is no just get over […]

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When Life Is a Roller Coaster Ride Hold Onto Enough

I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but I like certain ones. I don’t like the steep vertical drops. The tick tick tick tick sound as it slowly creeps up into the sky looking like I’m being jettisoned into space unnerves me. My heart pounds anticipating the drop to come. The fear locks my […]

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The Power of Knowing You’re Loved in Your Messy Life

Do you know how powerful it is to know you’re loved? Your immediate response might be yes, of course. But do you really? I know I didn’t. I knew how painful and powerless it was to not know it. It wasn’t until I crossed the line I understood. What line am I talking about?   […]