November 21, 2018

I was student council president when I was 16 because I thought it would look good on my college resume and I loved to play the Game of School. I quickly discovered it was really difficult to get teenagers to do anything. I believe it fostered my love of being on stage...

November 8, 2018

In Sept 2016 I realized I was actively suicidal. I had never been actively suicidal in my adult life. 

A large reason why I got to this place was because I was in massage school and it was too much bodywork (massage) that brought up too much trauma over and over with no...

November 5, 2018

Despite what we are often told by such phrases as, "It's all in your head," it would be more accurate to say you are an emotional body with a brain, not the other way around. 

One reason why your body has pain is because emotions are not simply imaginary energies...

October 26, 2018

If you are a human being with a human brain and a human body, at some point you may have experienced The Freeze.

We all have different responses to life depending on what our previous experiences have taught us. We create beliefs around our history and then our experien...

August 29, 2018

I have a syndrome. Maybe you have heard of it or have it, too. I call it Straight A Student Syndrome (SASS).

I first showed signs when I was in school. The tasks they asked for came easy to me, so I didn't often struggle with homework or testing. I didn't have to work h...

August 17, 2018

There was a time in my life that I didn't have emotional regulation. Talking about this in our culture is rare. What is emotional regulation? Does it mean I get to choose how I feel?

When I didn't have emotional regulation I reacted to things. I felt unsafe because for...

August 14, 2018

“As long as we are setting the agenda for someone else’s behavior, then we are seeking to be their jailer, not their lover, and we will not know peace.”
-Marianne Williamson


Just over 6 years ago I looked in the mirror and saw someone whose implicit biases had turned...

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