What does trauma feel like from the inside?

What does trauma feel like from the inside?

What does trauma feel like from the inside? Polyvagal Theory can help you understand the physiology of trauma reactions, and to recognize the internal experience that goes with it. I lose all self-control when I see a weed. Like an ordinarily obedient dog who bolts... Read more
How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

How to clear a space when you have a lot going on

When you get that “this is all just too much” feeling, you need a way to clear a space for yourself…and never more than now, as the pandemic rages on and the political climate remains divisive. In this post, which originally appeared on July 18, 2018... Read more
How can we be sensitive without being fragile?

How can we be sensitive without being fragile?

Can we be sensitive without being fragile? Yes, if we consciously choose how to define strength—and look at our own beliefs about fragility. The concept of fragility is in the spotlight now, with Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility entering its fifteenth week near... Read more
Facing the truth as a white HSP

Facing the truth as a white HSP

I began my last newsletter by saying,   In the week since I drafted this article, violence has erupted across the U.S. and here in Rochester following the murder of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis. I need to respond to this, and I know instant responses are... Read more