Therapy for Showing Up Blog
I read the book “The Vagina Monologues” over 20 years ago. I can’t even remember how it landed in my lap, but I do remember how I felt reading it. I felt awakened. I felt like the vagina stories these women told were my story, and they were my story, just as they are...read more
As I write this blog, the song “Celebration” by Kool in the Gang is running through my head. That song always makes me think and feel free. Like “woohoo, I did it!” And you did do it, you survived that horrific sexual assault. But this vinyl recording (if you remember...read more
This Article is Featured in YourTango When I used to work at a domestic violence shelter and I’d take calls on the hotline, it would take the caller some time to be able to find the words to tell their story. The word I waited to hear was “control.” Once I heard that...read more
This Article is Featured in YourTango Have you ever had the experience in which you’re out with a friend and you’re having the best time? You’re both laughing at the outfit of the person next to you and reminiscing about that time you thought an outfit very similar...read more
I’ve been privileged to be gifted with the stories of survivors of domestic violence for nearly 20 years. I consider it a privilege, because for many of the women that shared their stories with me, it was often the first time they shared the story in such great...read more
Me too. When I awoke and started scrolling through Facebook Monday morning the first post I saw was a “me too” post from a friend. And then another and then another. I spent a good deal of the day checking to see how filled with me toos Facebook would be. I knew it...read more
My intention with my new practice here in Asheville is to correct all the mistakes I’d made in my practice in Florida. Don’t laugh at me. I really am naïve enough to think that you can go back and fix stuff. Well, more accurately spoken that you can learn from the...read more
It seems to me that we are experiencing trauma at a rate that we have never been exposed to previously. This morning, the first thing I heard from my husband was that there was a mass shooting in Vegas. There was a time in my life that the phrase mass shooting would...read more
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