Taking a more loving stance toward our bodies

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Body image, Cancer, Self Esteem, Trauma, Uncategorized |

  It has been a while since I’ve written a blog post, but I was inspired by the beautiful words and images from a post on a website I recently discovered, CancerGrad.  In moving and eloquent words and stunning images, Aniela, after having gone through surgery and cancer treatment, writes a love/apology letter to her body: “Now, I have done the unthinkable to you. I cut into you, had parts of you cut off, parts of you cut out. I...

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Art As A Healing Tool For Trauma

Posted by on Feb 1, 2014 in Trauma | 0 comments

Different people have different responses to trauma. Some people who have experienced traumatic events have engaged in dysfunctional or unhealthy behaviors as a way to help themselves heal. Cutting, alcohol, drugs, sex, damaged relationships—these are the responses of a person doing the best they can to cope with painful experiences and memories. These behaviors, that perhaps you have engaged in, as well as the shame or confusion, that you may...

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