Public Perception of Will Smith vs Chris Rock

I’ve seen a lot of the responses in relation to the incident at the Academy Award ceremony recently between Will Smith and Chris Rock. The responses tend to be polar opposites with people either praising Will and pointing anger at Chris for the insensitive joke, or villainizing Will for the act of violence and defendingContinue reading “Public Perception of Will Smith vs Chris Rock”

So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?

Throughout my life I’ve often said things like: “I have an addictive personality” or “I’m just an all or nothing kind of person“. Nobody, including myself, ever really questioned that. Until the last few years. Now I’m calling bullshit on myself. Give me a few minutes, and you might too. In my lifetime I haveContinue reading “So You Think You Have an Addictive Personality?”

Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts

This weekend I took some time for myself and attended a powerful virtual event. Day 1 of the Claim Your Power Live conference with Mastin Kipp was intense to say the least. Taking a polyvagal approach, one exercise involved shifting in and out of joy, sadness/depression, and anxiety/stress. People are often scared to allow themselvesContinue reading “Claim Your Power Live – Initial Thoughts”

World Mental Health Day

October 10th was World Mental Health day. Last night I saw an old post in my social media memories that I had made on October 10th several years ago. It was filled the usual positive motivational fluff: “Reach out to someone struggling.” “Leave people feeling better when they exit your presence.” “Be there for eachContinue reading “World Mental Health Day”

Importance of Trauma-Aware Relationships

I follow The Holistic Psychologist on Facebook, and she recently shared something that really resonated with me. If you are interested in psychology, trauma awareness, and/or self-healing, you should definitely go check out her page! I am always finding great information there and this likely won’t be the last time it sparks a post ofContinue reading “Importance of Trauma-Aware Relationships”