“There comes a critical time in each person’s life when the truth is accessible. Faced with it, you can either run and hide, denying it, or you can face your truth, accept it, and grow stronger,” wrote Gregory Jantz in Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse. Continue reading “Healing the Wounds of Emotional Abuse”
With most forms of emotional abuse, the victim is left feeling powerless, worthless, and broken inside. These wounds don’t leave visible scars, although they’re just as painful as any physical injury. We pick up the pieces and put our lives back together as best we can. And sometimes, the best we can do is patchwork. We go back to our daily existence thinking everything is fine — but something still seems different. Many survivors describe two different selves: “before abuse” and “after abuse.” Continue reading “Lingering Effects Of Emotional Abuse”
Through exploring children’s experiences, family dynamics and transgenerational patterns of estrangement, this book will provide you with a deeper understanding of how alienation occurs and how it has manifested itself in your family. It will also provide you with practical information and tools to help you determine the best approach for dealing with the problem. And, finally, it will give you the insights you will need to heal the harm that has been caused. Ultimately, this book aims to help you to shift your perspective so that, rather than feeling that you are powerless in the face of the other parent’s actions, you experience yourself as being your child’s best hope for a healthy and happy future and of having the capacity to bring about change to protect your child and restore your relationship with them.
Meet Helen Lavretsky, Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, who speaks about a recently completed a pilot study of Kundalini yoga vs memory training in older adults with subjective memory complaints and mild cognitive impairment.1,2
Patients assigned to yoga practice for 12 weeks with daily meditation for 12 minutes in weekly one hour classes did better than those who participated in memory training classes in verbal and visual memory, executive function, mood resilience, anxiety, and connectivity of the brain. Continue reading “Cognitive Enhancement—With Yoga”
Not everyone comes from a happy little family. Here are some highly disturbing tales from Ask Reddit about sociopathic parents and siblings that’ll make you thankful for your family. Continue reading “26 Siblings Of Sociopaths Reveal The Moment When They Realized Something Was Seriously Wrong”