App Review: Booster Buddy

I was on the fence about posting this review because, when I opened the Booster Buddy app to try it out, I got a notice that the developers were no longer doing updates as of April 2021. The notice indicated that the app might stop working as my phone updates. But, as I explored theContinue reading “App Review: Booster Buddy”

Questions To Ask When Things Are Falling Apart

The human brain is a funny thing. Sometimes things feel like they are falling apart, but they feel better after we get some sleep or something to eat or drink. Of course, it can be a challenge to figure out when these strong feelings are due to a body need, a trigger, or something else.Continue reading “Questions To Ask When Things Are Falling Apart”

Interview with Dr. Pam Hall, Psychologist and Author

Recently, Dr. Pamela Hall, Ph.D., was kind enough to take the time to talk with me about her book, PTSD Unplugged. Dr. Hall is a psychologist who specializes in working with veterans who developed PTSD as a result of their service, and she has helped approximately 6,000 veterans through her work. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder isContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Pam Hall, Psychologist and Author”

Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep

One of the most frustrating things is when you want to sleep, you follow your routine, you lie down in bed, and it just…doesn’t happen. Maybe you had a particularly stressful day, or maybe you had caffeine later than usual. Or maybe you fell asleep, but a noise or a dream woke you, and nowContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep”

Caregivers Can Prevent Stress With These Self-Care Guidelines

Today’s guest blog is brought to you by Harry Cline of New Caregiver, an organization that offers resources and support for people who suddenly find themselves in the position of caregiver for a loved one. Harry is currently writing The A-Z Home Care Book, a guide for caregivers. Thank you, Harry, for sharing your knowledgeContinue reading “Caregivers Can Prevent Stress With These Self-Care Guidelines”

Thoughts on “Trauma Dumping”

Last week was the full moon, and if you believe in that kind of thing, that belief was probably reinforced. One thing that happened is a therapist posted a reaction video on Tik Tok of “When a client wants to trauma dump in the first session,” captioned, “Not happening on my watch ever again.” TheContinue reading “Thoughts on “Trauma Dumping””