Do Your Irrational Fears, Anxiety and Anger Belong to Someone Else?

Do you have stubborn, irrational feelings of anxiety, fear, and anger that seem to come out of nowhere with no identifiable cause from your life? If so, maybe those feelings aren’t yours. Maybe they belonged to your ancestors. There are ample emotional traumas that can come from our own lives, some that we have buried […]

Healing the Father Wound

Healing the Father Wound by Dr. Sarah A. Edwards, LCSW. Would you say you had a caring, loving relationship with your father? Did he praise, support, and guide you? Did he provide a positive model for the man you would aspire to become? Or was your father absent, neglectful, or abusive emotionally or physically? Did […]

Why and How to Increase Oxytocin Levels in Your Brain

Oxytocin is a powerful hormone and neurotransmitter. If you suffer from trauma, grief or other emotional pain that haunts you, boosting the level of oxytocin in your brain can help. Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone,” the “cuddle chemical” or the “trust hormone,” because it plays a key role in the emotional bond in […]

Four Understandable Reasons Why People Don’t Wear Masks … and What to Do

Boy, this is a topic I didn’t want to get into. It is so controversial and divisive. But as time goes on, and I guess it will continue to go on, it seems too important for me to ignore. Masks! Please don’t stop reading. Even if you are sick of this whole subject and satisfied […]

Why Is It Getting Harder? The Corona Virus Is a Time of Uncertainty

 “From where comes the strength to finish the race; it comes from within.” Chariots of Fire Why Is It Getting Harder? The Corona Virus Is a Time of Uncertainty and Change, Loss of Control and Grief “This is not fair! It’s stupid. I’m not afraid of it.” The repeated all-day mantra of a very angry […]