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There are many styles and variations of meditation that all offer rich mind-body calming benefits. To name a few, there are breathwork meditations, visualization meditations, bilingual-guided meditations, musical walking meditations, and even Harry Styles-narrated meditations. But, when you’re feeling especially tight and tense, one meditation is a definite go-to: a body scan meditation. As its […]

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Complex PTSD describes a response to trauma that has been repeated over and over. It is more commonly seen in sufferers of abuse and neglect in the first 15 years of life. The fact that the abuse is inflicted by someone who is supposed to take care of the victim separates it from simple PTSD. […]

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If you’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673. Many people have heard of the fight or flight response, but fewer have heard of the freeze response. And for many people, that just seems like a fancy word for […]

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When I first heard this term I didnt quite understand it. Did it mean to stay calm? Did it mean to stop what I was doing? Was this a mental skill or a physical skill?  I put it on the back burner and didnt come back to it until I started seeing it more and […]

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Grace and forgiveness can be an overwhelming emotion if you have difficulty applying it to yourself. Often, individuals with low self-esteem have a habit of blaming themselves and have trouble giving themselves grace. Guilt can be overwhelming. Sometimes for things in the past, sometimes for words that were not said or words, that were said. […]

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  Have you ever listened to a friend and or family member vent, and it feels like youve experienced something traumatic. You get angry at your best friends ex or you want to protect your family from hurt? Have you ever heard something happened on the news and your heart drops and a faint pain […]

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    If youve never had suicidal thoughts, it can be challenging to comprehend what it feels like. If you have thought about suicide in your life, it can feel extremely isolating and may feel impossible to talk about with someone else. This is a tough subject for me for several reasons, but I want […]

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