Spiritual Healing: Body Memory

Image by Activeda (TW: trauma, abuse) I had to watch a sexual abuse prevention training for work this week. The videos detailed how victims are selected and groomed by their abusers. Most abuse happens with trusted people that their families already know. I knew...

Am I Safe?

Beautiful questions lead to beautiful answers. (Image by Руслан Сикунов from Pixabay) From a young age, I have felt unsafe. My body remembers what trauma felt like, so it is difficult for me to relax and let down my guard. At the worst of my PTSD, before I was...

How to Help Seasonal Depression: 9 Tips and Tools

The earth lies dormant in Winter, and I want to hibernate too. With my bipolar disorder, feeling depressed after New Year’s can drag all the way through March. I’ve learned to expect the post-holiday struggle, and push roots deeper to thrive in the chill. If you have...

Everyday Impossible: Momhood with Mental Illness

In the months following your daughter’s birth, you come to realize an important truth: being a mom with mental illness is not just hard. It’s impossible. It’s impossible when you’re manic, postpartum and on medication to breastfeed your baby, so you have to let...