Towards a trauma-informed world (short post)

Recently, I watched the beautiful film, "The Wisdom of Trauma." And now I'm reading the gutting but honest book, "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction." Both pieces share the work of the esteemed Dr. Gabor Maté, Canadian physician and addiction expert. I wholeheartedly agree with his premise: Our entire world needs … Continue reading Towards a trauma-informed world (short post)

If we have a lifeline to offer, then let’s toss it

"No one likes a complainer." We hear this statement often, and indeed the energy of a true complainer is icky. I recently heard this statement though from one of the "success gurus": someone who made themselves very wealthy and was telling people how they, too, may become successful. Basically, the person said this: Life owes … Continue reading If we have a lifeline to offer, then let’s toss it

Can a cell phone can become an addiction? For kids?

The risk of developing an "addiction" to our phones is real. Constant use of phones rewires our brain to handle this high level of stimulation.  Then when we're away from this stimuli for a length of time, we have difficulty--we need our fix, are no longer entertained by slower paces of life or even the … Continue reading Can a cell phone can become an addiction? For kids?