Why are the Holidays So Stressful?

Look at that! We have arrived back to December once more. For most of us, Thanksgiving is now a memory and the march toward the December holidays begin. The holidays are meant be a time for spending extra time with loved ones, immersing yourself in positive energy,...

Mental Health Effects of Sexual Assault

Awareness of the prevalence and impact of sexual assault has recently surged in the media following such events as the #MeToo movement and the testimony of Christine Blasey-Ford. In 2015 Chanel Miller laid bare the devastating impact of the sexual assault she suffered...

Childhood Sexual Abuse: You Can Overcome

Anything that is “wrong” with you began as a survival mechanism in childhood. Dr. Gabor Maté Being sexually abused as a child, particularly when it’s by a trusted adult, can have devastating consequences that ripple across all areas of a person’s life. The connection...

Sexual Abuse: I believe you

Sexual abuse is common, more common than you think. Recent research shows that one half of women have been sexually abused or assaulted. Why do people not understand that this number is so high? Because people who have been abused or assaulted don’t talk about...

Grief Comes in Waves: 10 Healing Rituals

“Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing, sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” -Viki Harrison Grief and loss is one of the most common and human experiences that there is....