Understanding Childhood Attachment Trauma

I ask that we all take a moment to understand what is happening inside the hearts and brains of the children sitting in warehouses right now alone, yearning to be nurtured, slowly dying for their parents. Trauma can be defined as a deeply disturbing event or series of events outside the normal human experience. ChronicContinue reading “Understanding Childhood Attachment Trauma”

Giving Yourself the Apology You Didn’t Receive

Apologies. Making amends. Asking forgiveness. We have all been there on both sides of the “I am sorry.” If we are on the side of asking forgiveness, it means we have recognized a person’s pain and our part in that pain. At its core, saying “I am sorry” means “I see you.” Receiving an apologyContinue reading “Giving Yourself the Apology You Didn’t Receive”

Of Grit and Grace

Several years ago, had someone told me I would make the choice to compete in an endurance race that involved crawling under barbed wire through rocky mud pits, hurling oneself over 15 foot high walls and jumping over fire pits, I would have thought they were crazy. At a petite 5’3″, I am hardly anContinue reading “Of Grit and Grace”

Just the same

I dropped my son off in front of his high school this morning. Just the same as I do every morning. Just the same as many parents dropped off their children in front of Parkland High School yesterday morning. Just the same. Just the same. Just the same. We say that being resilient means theContinue reading “Just the same”