Monthly Archives: June, 2015

How do You “Return to Happiness” after Losing a Child?

Part of my life involves sitting with hurting people, walking alongside them in their pain, and hearing their stories. It’s impossible to gauge how much one group of people’s pain might weigh against another’s because grief is very personal. I can say that in my experience, sitting with women who have lost a child, miscarried …

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“Breathe” – or Spiritual Healing of the Trauma Brain part III

This is the third part in a series about healing a brain that has been changed due to trauma. The first part focused on PTSD and the second part focused on the use of a Soulcollage in healing. I received this information at a wonderful retreat at Mercy Center, where we explored ways to heal …

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“Giraffe” — or Spiritual Healing of the Trauma Brain Part II

This is a continuation of the things I learned about healing a trauma brain through various physical and spiritual exercises. You can read part one here. Today, we are talking about a “Soulcollage.” As part of the retreat at Mercy Center, we were taken to a room with pictures that had been ripped out of …

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Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11…

In a slight departure from my normal spiritual formation blogs, I’d like to tell you about a new book by my friend and Mentor Debra Trappen.  This post is part of Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11…  a blog tour which I am excited to join – along with many other inspiring bloggers across …

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“Bird!”  Or — What I Learned about Spiritual Healing of the Trauma Brain.

I just got back from an incredible weekend at Mercy Center, a Catholic retreat center in California. The retreat was called: Trauma, Healing & Spirituality. I went because I love Mercy Center and because I could get some Continuing Education Credits toward the upkeep of my counseling license. I got much more than I bargained …

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