Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

Building resilience after trauma: Verbal First Aid

I realize lately that my ability to bounce back from trauma and loss is slowing down. I am discovering that what you say to yourself makes a big difference on how you recover from trauma, loss and setbacks. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in A Lamp In the Darkness, Acute Response to Stress, anxiety, Authentic Personality, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Death, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Healing, PTSD, Trauma, trauma recovery | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

If you had controlling parents

For those of you who didn’t having controlling parents, you might want to skip this post (unless you are just really interested…).  For those of you who did, please, read on.    I wrote this blog post in 2011 on … Continue reading

Posted in adult survivors of abuse, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Healing tears

Let your tears come, and not necessarily quietly. Let them flow, flood, storm, shake and wake you. Let your whole body cry, weep, sob. Drop below any shame you might have about crying so openly, letting your heart break, knowing … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Intelligence, Grief and Loss, Healing Power of Tears, Robert Augustus Masters | 6 Comments

Dancing with the pain

I wrote this to a trusted friend about two days ago: “I’m unwell. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I want to be well…it doesn’t matter what i read or listen to, or make art or write or play … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, anxiety, Brene Brown, Broke Down Spirit, Child abuse, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Connection, consciousness, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Highly Sensitive Person, Love, Robert Augustus Masters | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Untethered Soul – part I

I’m reading a book called The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer. With Eastern spirituality at its core, he tells us we all have parts that are often in conflict with each other and we are torn … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Being Genuine, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Hermann Hesse, Highly Sensitive Person, Michael Singer, Moods, The Untethered Soul | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments