Not All Roads Lead To Rome. Resetting Expectations After Trauma.

I was on a call with a client last night when she told me about how she had been triggered that day, and what she did to get through it.

Years ago she had an accident at her house that nearly killed her and destroyed the ability to create the art she so cherished. Needless to say, the event was traumatic.

Yesterday she found herself in a similar situation, she was cleaning again and an object started to break, this is what led to her injury last time, and suddenly the pain was in her wrist again. The pain, the trauma, and all the memories. . .

Is it Possible to Heal From PTSD? It’s possible and here are 13 ways to do it.

If you’ve ever experienced PTSD you’re familiar with the question of whether the suffering will ever stop. Whether it can be healed at all?

I’ve written the following article from my own experience, research, and work with clients. What was truly inspiring when I shared this article in trauma recovery forums were how many people responded back with the fact that they have healed from PTSD.

The answers were pretty similar across the board.

Thirteen Ways to Transform Your Stress

We are all familiar with stress. It’s just part of life these days, but as familiar as it is, it can be managed. There are many scientifically based remedies to stress, which is why I’ve made this list. Sprinkled throughout are some other remedies from older traditions that I know have worked for myself and clients.

1. Observe and be kind to yourself

The first start to any consciousness or transformative practice is simply to try to observe. Figure out what your triggers are, and how you react. Where does your Hippocampus take you when you’re on autopilot? Is it to a cookie or a beer?

How Stress is Sabotaging You and Your Goals

The Mind is Neural Chemical

When I was nineteen, a nurse came into work to give flu shots. She administered these while telling everyone about stress and its effects on the body. If there was a proselytizer for the stress effect, it was her, and it was well before Dr. Oz and others started talking about it.

At the time I thought she was crazy. She was describing an emotion, and while I knew it had a chemical basis, that didn’t seem to be enough to account for everything she was claiming, such as stress’s effects on the risk of cancer, Alzheimer's and addiction.

Protein, Building Blocks for a Better Life

When it comes to the body and how we can transform our lives, it’s best to start with the basics: the body’s building blocks, proteins.

Chances are, you’re not getting enough.

That is if you’re like the hundreds of clients I have seen for anything from weight loss to overcoming alcoholism. The problem with this is that proteins are important for nearly everything the body does. The amount we take in affects not only our muscle growth and weight loss, but our moods, mental stability, and a host of other health and behavioral factors.