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.

Blogs Written for Your Tango
by Audrey Tait, MSc

Women Who Love Their Bodies Do These 
  Things Every Single Day

No matter hard you try to ‘love your flaws’, some days, you just don’t. And it makes sense — being truly happy with your body image is harder than it sounds.

In fact, even the most attractive women have to make daily, conscious efforts to build their body confidence and appreciate the bodies they have. But learning how to be more confident in your own skin so you can overcome body image issues really is possible; it just takes a little bit of practice. Continue reading here.

What Is Emotional Intelligence? Why Knowing Your EQ Is So Important For Love & Relationships

When it comes to EQ, size really does matter.

Emotional intelligence, aka EQ, is a newer term in our society. You may or may not have taken an emotional intelligence test (or even be aware of what that is), but the term is one men and women interested in improving friendships and relationships of all kinds should know more about. Continue reading here.

Why People Cut Themselves & The Best Alternatives When You Feel The Need To Self-Harm

There are ways to handle the pain without causing yourself even more.

The topic of self harm, particularly in the form of cutting, has grown increasingly more prominent in recent years.

As Karen Contrerio, author of the book, Bodily Harm, recently told WebMD“Self-harm typically starts at about age 14. But in recent years we’ve been seeing kids as young as 11 or 12. As more and more kids become aware of it, more kids are trying it … People keep doing it for years and years, and don’t really know how to quit.” Continue reading here.

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