Nationality-wise I can make claim to 3 countries, but I’m not sure my heart belongs to any of them. Continue reading The trauma of multiple nationalities
Trauma recovery is kind of my thing. So when a recent trauma threw me, I thought bouncing back would be no biggie. Continue reading Falling back into trauma
In the mind-body school of trauma, movement is a staple to recovery.
Often we associate bodily sensations with danger, so we disassociate. But gentle movement therapy can help! Continue reading How movement can heal your trauma
When I was still in the midst of it, I thought trauma could never be healed.
But now I can see how trauma is not a life sentence! Continue reading What does unhealed trauma look like?
It’s a primal itch pushing us away from others: the reluctance of being relied upon. Continue reading Why we hate people depending on us – or boundaries 101
By my mother’s own accord, I raised her. The mother-daughter dynamic became reversed, but why? Continue reading Emotional incest: when children raise their parents
This month, I spearheaded the campaign to remove a predator from my social group.
Not only triggering, I am disheartened at how hard I’ve had to fight for this. Continue reading Not doing it for praise (and yet…)
My friend looks relieved as he recounts his drama-filled days.“I used to say to my wife ‘we cannot have things too nice because they always go wrong‘.I do not think like that anymore. My days are quiet now, peaceful.”I too … Continue reading One self-imposed crisis after another
As a childless gal, I wouldn’t dare to make this statement myself.
Do people have children when they want to be unconditionally loved? Continue reading Desire to parent means wanting to BE parented
If you feel a natural aversion towards fast-paced exercise, you might be faced with unprocessed emotions. How do we still keep moving? Continue reading Why exercise feels dangerous to you