Category: Rise Above the Madness

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You Sick

If you don’t know how to say no, your body will say it for you through physical illnesses. —Dr. Gabor Maté The long-term effects of ACES Life experiences in childhood that are lost in time and then further protected by shame and by secrecy and by social taboos against inquiry into certain realms into human […]

Cry | Every Day

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Crying I recently watched Real Time with Bill Maher and Bill’s last guest […]

Become a Warrior

Healing your inner child, the injured child takes courage. We can begin to heal once we validate the child within that awaits our embrace. —Laura Corbeth Truth and Courage Win over Fear “How are you doing today?” True Self asked. “I’m doing okay, I think,” Fear replied. “So, why do you have a problem with […]

Dealing with PTSD

When you shut down emotion, you’re also affecting your nervous system. So the repression of emotion, which is the survival strategy, then becomes a source of physiological illness later on. —Gabor Maté, MD Trauma and Triggers As most of you know from following me and my blog, I have been dealing with C-PTSD, anxiety and […]