Don't judge trauma

Don’t judge someone else’s trauma or compare your own. That’s the point of this post. Trauma is one of those things that I totally understand. I’ve lived through trauma, experienced it, suffered from it, and grew from it. One thing that saddens me about trauma survivors is there judgment regarding either their own trauma or […]

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I Threw Up

I threw up. Not the kind where there were chunks in the car or anything. It was definitely more of a dry heave kind of thing. It didn’t start there. In fact, no, that’s where it ended. It started six and a half hours earlier. I woke up at 5:31 on the dot. I was […]

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Finding Gratitude

There are thousands of things going on in my life right now. Some are negative, some positive. Through all the things that are currently happening, I can say that I am honestly grateful to have to go through them with my husband. To be able to come home every day and actually look forward to […]

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Not My Plans!

“Christina, you don’t understand- this was not my plan!” She said it to me in-between sobs. I thought about it for a moment. Plans have to be one of the most ridiculous concepts in the entire world. What is a plan actually? If I were to break it down, a plan is us making decisions […]

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Mindfulness Practice

As a DBT therapist the practice of mindfulness exercises is a regular part of my daily routine. The way most of my consumers experience mindfulness when they first start looks a little like this: They picture themselves walking down the beach with a warm breeze enveloping them. “Oh I forgot to pull the meat out […]

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