Betrayal Trauma: Why It Hurts the Worst


Betrayal comes in many different forms and the damage from each is often long-lasting. Breaking trust creates ripples that affect whole generations of people in the areas of culture, relationship, and communication. Future relationships can be undermined before they even begin when the foundations of trust become fractured. Individual recovery is not done alone in […]

Shame Free: Taking off the Invisibility Cloak


Anyone who spends a good amount of time longing for invisibility has a struggle with shame and/or anxiety on their hands. I should know. I still occasionally wish that I could slip through life unnoticed. Invisibility can seem so safe, especially for a survivor of abuse.  Whenever conflict rears its ugly head, my mind and […]