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*Trigger Warning: mentions of suicidal thoughts, trauma, death, and abuse. As an adult healing from complex trauma, it’s often difficult to discover the source of your pain. And I’m not talking about the pain of feeling the emotions… I’m talking
So much of what I write is a daily self-reflection of what I’m working through at the moment. I’ve struggled my entire life with being judgemental, not of others, but of myself. My inner critic can still be vicious… and
Living with a chronic illness is challenging. It affects every aspect of your life, from your physical health to your mental well-being. I know from personal experience. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t in constant pain. This is
The Mother Wound refers to the attachment trauma that can develop when a child experiences a lack of nurturing, validation, and unconditional love from their mother. This can create a sense of confusion and devastation in your psyche as a young child. It can instill deeply rooted beliefs that make you feel unloved, unworthy, abandoned, unworthy of care, invisible, and even fearful of expressing yourself.
Did you know that certain forms of therapy can actually make the trauma worse? Yes, it’s true. Unfortunately, healthcare providers are not all trauma-informed. This means that they aren’t taking into consideration how your childhood has impacted your life (e.g. complex trauma). Hence, they can’t give you the proper care to guide you to healing. Lack of trauma-informed care is a huge issue!
I have struggled with chronic pain for my entire life. I remember being in high school and having extreme pain and always feeling sick; I thought it was normal. It turns out it was the result of toxic stress from
Of all the roles that we take on in life, being a mother is one of the most challenging and rewarding. As a mom, you are responsible for nurturing and caring for your children, but this can be especially difficult when you are carrying the invisible weight of childhood trauma.
Let’s face it, acknowledging that you experienced childhood trauma from generational trauma is a tough pill to swallow. It’s not always easy to accept that, “yep, my childhood was very painful.” But did you know that there are emotional, mental, and, yes, physical manifestations that can actually be key indicators of childhood trauma?
Being a mom can be one of a woman’s most rewarding and fulfilling experiences, but it’s not without challenges. Being a mom can be overwhelming, from juggling multiple responsibilities to dealing with stress and anxiety. That’s why mindfulness is so important for moms. One of my favorite things about mindfulness is that it’s a way to be present in the moment, where you can reduce stress, improve your overall well-being, and be a better mom to your children.
Childhood trauma can be a deeply painful and traumatic experience. For some, we try to forget, push away, and hide, hoping it will just disappear. Yet, for others, we try to downplay or rationalize our experiences.