Category: Rise Above the Madness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Child Neglect Hurts!

All children are born to grow, to develop, to live, to love, and to articulate their needs and feelings for their self-protection. —Alice Miller Child Neglect. It Hurts. Children Matter! “Would you like to go out for a bite?” I asked my husband. It had been a long week. I was tired. “If you like,” […]

Feeling Disconnected?

The infant and child who perceives that his needs are unmet may develop an obsessive coping style, anxious about each detail. When such a person fears that he is unable to control events, he experiences great stress. —Dr. Gabor Maté Do You Feel Disconnected? I BELIEVE we are all connected. I believe we are connected […]

Painting of Jesus

Matthew 5: 4 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your […]