Guest Blog Written by: Lucille Rosetti After the loss of a loved one, everyone responds differently. While there are different stages of grief, no...
As we embark on another new year, many of us are setting new goals, intentions or even resolutions. Maybe you want to increase your salary, start ...
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
Protection of our children from the risks of sexual and physical violation is a topic which needs to be discussed more openly. Protection of young children is the number one priority of any society. April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The aim of this month is to create widespread awareness […]
This past weekend was my first step in a 9 month stretchy, spiritual and transformative journey through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training. There are some truly amazing and inspirational women in my “Yoga Trainee Tribe” and I feel so blessed and honored to share this time and space with them. But I have a […]
“Has he ever trapped you in a room and not let you out? Has he ever raised a fist as if he were going to hit you? Has he ever thrown an object that hit you or nearly did? Has he ever held you down or grabbed you to restrain you? Has he ever shoved, poked, or grabbed you? Has […]
If I go to a therapist, does that mean I’m crazy, weak or a failure? What will others think? What if I’m seen coming out of that kind of office? Such concerns are quite natural given our socio-cultural conditioning. Unfortunately, as a result, many people decide not to pursue therapy despite experiencing significant […]
Suicide. It’s not a fun or pretty topic. It’s taboo, and downright terrifying to talk about, or hear a friend or loved one think about suicide. Or possibly you’ve entertained those thoughts. As uncomfortably, scary, and awkward as it feels, it’s IMPERATIVE for suicide to be discussed no matter your age, ethnicity, gender, social class, […]
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