My Favorite Books that Touched My Soul

Books mean different things to different people. But, no matter your perception of a book, studies have proven that reading reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, prevents cognitive decline and enhances overall well-being.My son likes reading aloud to anyone who'll...

How to Increase Closeness When You’re Lonely

Our lives have become consumed with protecting ourselves. Connecting with others and cultivating meaningful relationships has fallen through the cracks. Loneliness is an epidemic. And many of us are wondering how to increase closeness and rebuild our connections.I...

10 Charities We Should All Support

Our family decided to create a charitable tradition a few years ago. Each of us chooses a charity to learn about, then we gather around the table to share what we’ve learned. We then decide which we’d like to donate to and whether to donate items or money. It's a...

Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Do you ever wonder why you or someone you love reacts in certain ways? Discovering and understanding Enneagram types might help glean some insight.The Enneagram represents nine personality types. Each type has a dominant set of behaviors, motivations and fears. These...

How to Release the Shame of Being Shamed

Few of us have come this far in life without experiencing some form of trauma. Many of us have suffered in silence due to our shame. But, there is light on the other side of healing. Sharing Trauma and How Our Bodies Keep the Score, was humiliating. I felt as though I...

Trauma and How Our Bodies Keep the Score

There's a scientific connection between trauma and mental, emotional and physical health. And there’s no time limit on when it might rear its ugly horns. Addressing our traumatic experiences before they manifest into serious health issues is crucial. The good news is...

A Tribute to My Beloved Grandma

This is a heartfelt tribute to the woman I call NaNa. It’s the story of our enduring love and my healing after loss. I hope our story inspires you to reminisce about your loved ones and share a few tears and giggles along the way. (Image Above: She’s the adorable...

JOURNAL

Life tosses adversity our way so we can use it for good. My childhood was full of pain and shame. My adulthood is full of measure and pleasure. After years of hard work and healing, I realize there is no ‘getting over’ trauma. It changes us forever, creating our new normal. My new normal is about sharing and sparing others from the suffering I endured. Hurt people hurt people. Healing people heal people.

“Every time someone loves themselves better, builds their self-awareness, understands their patterns, improves their ability to communicate and expands their compassion for others, the future of humanity grows brighter.”

—Yung Pueblo