What is trauma? Where does it come from? What role does it play in the human experience? The answers to these questions will vary greatly depending on the person you ask. For me, trauma is the emotional, psychological, and spiritual energy that enters our lives and shatters our understanding and ways of coping with life … Continue reading Choosing Courage over Comfort: How my Ongoing Trauma Gives me Energy, Hope, and Clarity in the Midst of Chaos
It takes immeasurable courage to reckon with the dark aspects of yourself. It is the most important aspect of self-work an individual will do in their lifetime. The amount of human interaction serves as a playground between light and dark forces unraveling at every part of our lives. How and when those forces shows up … Continue reading Braving the Wilderness and Incorporating the Shadow
The ability to connect is one of the most impactful experiences as a human being. Every encounter has the capacity to forever change us…for better or worse. It becomes imperative to handle people with care because you might be the energetic force that sends them over the edge, the one who inspires them to come … Continue reading Can I Get a Human Connection?
Humans have a natural instinct to express compassion and empathy during a time of crisis such as the death of a loved one. Through the years we witnessed countless families experience loss and while we shared our condolences we had the privilege of going home every night with our family largely intact. We persevered through some of … Continue reading I Love You Uncle Jack
Achieving full integration of your mind, body, and spirit is a human-centered holistic approach to a quality of living that is rapidly emerging around the world. In the United States, you have to be living under a rock to avoid hearing the latest buzz words: self-help, well-being, self-care, or any form of meditation practice. As hip and new as … Continue reading An Empath’s Journey From Human Worrier to Spiritual Voyager
Arguably, the human heart and mind acts as a checks and balances system to keep the other in check. The human ego is a force to be reckoned when it is not carefully monitored. The ego and what I call the heart of a person are in constant battle with one another. We need both … Continue reading Leggo’ My…Ego!? Transforming Toxicity to Positivity in Higher Education
Energy is one of the most powerful forces in existence. It is everywhere (in motion) or nowhere (static) at the same time. One of the first images that come to my mind is energy expressed as light; organic (like the sun) or synthetically engineered (flipping a light switch inside your home). Energy can also express … Continue reading Human Energy Does Matter: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Weathering the Storms of Life