Protect Your Happy Place: Where Stress is Positive & Your Core is Strong In this post I am introducing a concept called The Pressure System. The Pressure System is a A “3D Approach” to Protecting Your Happy Place, which means a place where you are resilient, have a strong core and low back, and you can slay stress like a champion. The science of stress is clear. Stress is a bear. But while … [Read more...] about Protect Your Happy Place: Where Stress is Positive & Your Core is Strong
Be a Labrador, Not A Lizard (for vagal's sake) Happy-Waggy-Lovey Life Disclaimer: First admission, I am a dog person. Second admission, you don’t have to be a dog person to appreciate the little tidbit of neuroscience I’m about to share with you. Why? Because it will, unfailingly, help you be better at being, well, you. The real you. The best you. Second Disclaimer: This post is for those of … [Read more...] about Be a Labrador, Not a Lizard (for vagal’s sake)
Earth (Day) is Our Common Ground Science & Compassion Converge to Save a Life April 22 is Earth Day, and in 2017, it is also March for Science day in Washington D.C. This day is enormously important to me because it is also the same day that my son's life was saved - because of science. Michael’s Surgery Day was April 22, 2008. The day I learned the ultimate lesson on love's depth … [Read more...] about Earth is Our Common Ground
What Makes Survivors Resilient? Recently I was asked this question by a PTSD survivor-turned-therapist, about how I would answer the question: What makes survivors resilient? Here is my response (*name changed for privacy): What a great question, Kate:* I believe survivors are resilient because they exercise choice (either knowingly or unknowingly). By choice, they take the first step … [Read more...] about What makes survivors resilient?
The Power of Earth Day What does Earth Day mean to you? The fragility of the earth and human life are interconnected. Three times in my life I would have never dreamed circumstances would turn out as they did - reminding me of the sacredness and fragility of life on earth. The first is my marriage. What a surprise, so pleasant, never expected, and the best thing that has ever … [Read more...] about The Power of Earth Day