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Nurturing Bath #1000Speak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhG2gEzKao8 Compassion - Nurturing - 1000VoicesSpeak.org As I desperately reached out in compassion for others this past 10 days, I've neglected myself. I fueled my efforts with hypomanic energy, all the while sick with [...]

Prevent and Treat Childhood Trauma #1000Speak for Compassion

[ted id=2194] Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or [...]

Childhood Trauma of Parental Mental Illness #1000Speak for Compassion

At the beginning of this week, Terezin - a woman who had been horrifically abused by a mother diagnosed with manic depressive psychosis - read my poem Suicide Infanticide and was understandably enraged. My poem described a fleeting [...]

Child Welfare Resources

Updated my Resources page, adding Child Welfare Resources, in preparation for tomorrow's post about compassion and childhood trauma for #1000Speak for Compassion. Child Welfare Resources Prevent Child Abuse America Healthy Families America Child Welfare Information [...]

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Kurt Vonnegut

I find laughter to be an excellent coping mechanism, lifting burdens from the heart, making light from darkness. Thank you Colleen Chesebro at SilverThreading.com for organizing Writer's Quote Wednesday 2015. This week Colleen quotes Dame Maggie Smith, [...]