Part 1: The Wound Begins Father’s Day often brings a mixture of emotions for many of us. For some, it’s a day of celebration and gratitude. For others, it’s a reminder of pain, loss, or unresolved issues. In this three-part series, I share my deeply personal journey of navigating the complex relationship I had with […]

June 11, 2024

A Healed Father Wound – An Unexpected Father’s Day Tribute

(With or Without CPTSD) Do You Do This? This is SO common.  And it’s amplified in my clients who have a history of childhood or adult relational trauma.  Often #cptsd clients have been projected upon, gaslit, lied to, betrayed, shocked, abandoned AND then later judged for not having close connections with the people who dump […]

December 13, 2023

Common Mistakes My Clients Make

YES.  And here’s the context… Once you accept the hard truth – that after the: … you are in fact the one that will save you.  You are the #cyclebreaker.  You are the lineage healer. It’s a big ask, I know.  You have: The Good News I wish we had the information & resources that […]

November 28, 2023

A GenX Question: Does It Ever Get Better?

Triggers, trailheads, activation, spiraling, dysregulation, blended, hijacked…. all words to describe something that happens to all of us in life ….” growth opportunities”.   In twelve step slang, this is a “FGO” – A FUCKING GROWTH OPPORTUNITY! In this state, through the #ifs lens, you are taken over by a part – some aspect of […]

July 11, 2023

Growth Through Triggers & Self Leadership

My Introduction to IFS I attended a free training in St. Louis; had full body chills. “This is what I’ve been searching for” – I want this!  Talk therapy hadn’t been enough.  I wanted to go deeper.  The IFS framework gave me a pathway. Overview of the IFS Model Self Energy = “I AM” 8 […]

July 7, 2023

My Divorce Story: IFS & CPTSD

Do you know HOW to connect with others? With yourself? Do you know WHAT to do to connect? Humans have a primal (survival) need for connection. The quality of our connection with others is determined first by our skill set. Our most intimate relationships will invite us to deepen our connection to self. INTIMACY WITH […]

March 21, 2023

Intimacy: What & How of Connection