Author: lauracorbeth

Singing. How it helps.

Singing gave me enormous confidence. I could stand on stage, and I had no fear. I was no longer that child hiding in my closet. —My Courage to Tell Singing! I read recently how much music has an effect on us. Some more than others. I know it did for me. When I was in […]

Divine Mother | Secrets

With insecure attachments, a child unwittingly memorizes the precise lesson of that troubled relationship: that love is suffocation, that anger is terrifying, that dependence is humiliating, or one of a million crippling variations. —Peg Streep Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts I am sitting having my coffee listening to my Reiki healing music. The […]

Gratitude. It helps.

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. —Zig Ziglar Gratitude is important for our mental health! I am sitting by my waterfall listening to some piano music. It is worship music. I am […]

PTSD and Dogs

Scientists believe that the major source of people’s positive reactions to pets comes from oxytocin, a hormone whose many functions include stimulating social bonding, relaxation and trust, and easing stress. Research has shown that when humans interact with dogs, oxytocin levels increase in both species. —The Washington Post The Traumatized Brain I’ve been off social […]

Childhood Emotional Neglect

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. —Frederick Douglass Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) | Harmful as physical abuse! It’s harmful. It is an invisible abuse. Something we often do not talk about. But now science is telling us that it is just as harmful as physical abuse. Oh yes—I think […]

Sexual Abuse

Survivors of atrocity of every age and every culture come to a point in their testimony where all questions are reduced to one, spoken more in bewilderment than in outrage: Why? The answer is beyond human understanding.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror No more […]

Survival Guide | Holidays

Set your boundaries! It’s okay to say no. —Laura Corbeth Holidays? Well, it’s not as easy as it looks for people who are dealing with dysfunctional family members. Here is a list* that helps many out at this time of year. You do not have to go to any holiday events that will hurt you […]