by Audrey Tait, MSc

Anger: What It Is and How to Deal with It

She was really angry. He had made her so mad! 

She was stuck with a disease that would not go away! It could be life-threatening. It would follow her for the rest of her life.

The doctor’s appointment was so humiliating, even though he was so understanding.

The anger was unusual for this woman. She was a passive person by nature.

How was she going to deal with this? Continue reading here.

Understanding Trauma and How It Affects You

Understanding Trauma

Trauma is a horrible thing! Think of the #MeToo Movement and all of the women involved who for years did not have a voice and thus were not able to heal from what happened to them. Yet trauma and sexual abuse are not just a women’s issue. Men also have been sexually violated. Truly healing from trauma begins with understanding more about what it is.

What is Trauma?

Trauma is my reaction to something that is happening to me or around me. I may be the only person reacting to what is happening in the moment. Trauma is about me and my reaction. Continue reading here.

How to Forgive Yourself: Understanding What Forgiveness Is

She was stuck in a rut! After all those years, she could still not forgive herself. It was impossible!

It all started on a warm summer evening when he took her to the top of the hotel roof and made her sit on the trapdoor. “Do this,” he said. “Do that,” he said.

“This is going to hurt,” and hurt it did! He knew what he was doing! After the thrusting, he left her alone and told her not to tell anyone.

And so…she had his secret to keep and the pain that went with it. How was she going to be able to forgive herself? Continue reading here.