Category Archives: Holidays

#TBT: Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving Originally posted on November 25, 2010 If you live in the United States, today is Thanksgiving. Like any holiday, it can be painful and lonely rather than enjoyable for  trauma survivors or any who are socially isolated … Continue reading

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2013 in review

I can’t believe I am starting my 5th year writing Treating Trauma! I surely have not been blogging as frequently this past year and I continue to miss that, and my interactions with all of you! I must admit, I … Continue reading

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Freedom and Trauma Survivors

Thoughts on freedom for trauma survivors on Independence Day Continue reading

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Return of the Light

Every year on the first day of winter I stop and remember that each day following gets progressively longer and brighter. Instead of focusing on how dark it is today, I can celebrate the returning of the light come tomorrow. Continue reading

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Mindful Holidays

Easy ways to apply mindfulness to coping with the holidays (or any time). Continue reading

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