Can Family & Friends Suffer from Secondary Trauma?

Secondary traumatic stress is a risk when we support and engage wholeheartedly with a trauma survivor. More recently, secondary traumatic stress has come to the front as an issue separate from burnout, and it should be addressed. While burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by long-term involvement in emotionally demanding…

5 Ways to LET GO of the Past

  Whether we had an argument with our family, an ex-partner that keeps popping up in our thoughts, or a co-worker that we need to forgive and keep working with, we all have parts of our past that we need to let go of. I am betting that there are at least one or two…

Living in Longing – The freedom of living in the present

I would like to talk for a bit today about longing.  There are so many things that we can long for and it creates this absolutely guttural feeling within us and an aching that resonates through our entire being.  There are things that we each long for and have a persistent desire and craving for…