How healthy friendships help us live healthier lives

Sunday, August 5th is ‘Friendship Day’, a time to acknowledge those important relationships in our lives–friendships. It’s no secret that healthy relationships make us happy, but loving and being loved is actually good for our health and can cultivate healing as … Read the rest

Use summer as an excuse to connect with yourself

Summer has arrived, and with warmer temperatures comes more excuses to spend time outside. You may have heard the notion that sunshine and fresh air are great for our overall health and wellbeing, but there is actually some science to … Read the rest

Why you need to hear Kim and Theo speak

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Co-authoring the best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ was just the first step for Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury. Since the release of their book, they have co-facilitated hundreds of talks and workshops on trauma, healing and many different topics … Read the rest

In lieu of New Year’s resolutions…

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As we bid farewell to 2017, many of us will start to craft our New Year’s resolutions; but have you ever noticed that resolutions seem to point out all the things that are wrong about ourselves? Resolutions often take shape … Read the rest

How teachers can mentally prepare for school season

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For some teachers, August may bring the stressful reminder that school starts in a matter of weeks, for others it may seem like a distant worry. Either way, this month is the last chance to reset and recharge before it’s … Read the rest

The importance of self-care for nurses

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This week is ‘Nurses Week’, a time to celebrate all the amazing, hard-working nurses in the world. Nurses belong to a powerful demographic of people who dedicate their work to helping others: medical professionals, therapists, first-responders, etc. As a result … Read the rest

What can I do to cope with my PTSD?

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Whether you experienced trauma first-hand, witnessed it or felt the effects second-hand (common with spouses of victims and/or perpetrators, therapists, first-responders, etc.), the effects of trauma are widespread.

Individuals who survive trauma, or are exposed to it in some … Read the rest

Learning to Love Ourselves First

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“Self love, self respect, self worth: There’s a reason they all start with ‘self.’ You can’t find them in anyone else.” – Unknown

Forgiveness, happiness, healing—they all cease to exist until we learn to love ourselves first. When trauma … Read the rest