Just Do the Thing You’re Doing—How to Say Yes to Your Full Potential

To reach your full potential, you have to say yes to the moment—right this moment.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [Excerpt]

Just as polio stalked the 1950s, and AIDS overshadowed the 1980s and ‘90s, post-traumatic stress disorder haunts us in the early years of the twenty-first century.

We Are All On A Hero’s Journey

The Hero: An ancient archetype older than civilization itself. Does it reside within each of us? — The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply.  ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth We all have a story. It defines us, put us in relation to everything. […]

Star Wars and the Trauma of Repeating History

How do the complex familial attachments and separations of the Star Wars saga mirror our own traumas and paths to healing?

5 Ways to Hack Your Nightmares

Bad dreams are uncomfortable, but there are ways to beat them.

Why Are You Afraid to Ask for Help?

No one can do it alone. No one has ever done it alone. — Yesterday I allowed myself to ask for help. I didn’t want to. The voice inside my head told me that I was being selfish, that no one would help with such a personal request. The voice told me that they wouldn’t […]

How to Stay Sane When Co-Parenting Drives You Mad

They say people can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys, but what if the keys are your kids?

Homo for the Holidays

Joe Kort, Ph.D. offers 9 helpful ways LGBTQ individuals and couples can lessen holiday stress with meaningful impact.

Can You Have a Healthy Relationship with Someone Coping with PTSD? -Part Three

“Come Close To Me! Get Away From Me!” — Writer Heidi Hanson explains how PTSD can cause a push-pull dynamic in a relationship. — Note: This is a three part article based on my personal experience recovering from PTSD. Much of it is theoretical, however it is material I consider worth being studied in a […]

Can You Have a Healthy Relationship with Someone Coping with PTSD? -Part Two

Writer Heidi Hanson breaks down the symptoms of PTSD and how they have influenced her relationship. — Note: This is a three part article based on my personal experience recovering from PTSD. Much of it is theoretical, however it is material I consider worth being studied in a scientific manner. You can find part one […]

Can You Have a Healthy Relationship with Someone Coping with PTSD?

Writer Heidi Hanson shares her personal journey defining and coping with PSTD within her relationship. — Note: This is a three part article based on my personal experience recovering from PTSD. Much of it is theoretical, however it is material I consider worth being studied in a scientific manner. — Remember when you were little […]

Life and Love and Trauma: A Portrait of a Man—Part Two

Trauma can be a sharp edge invisibly cutting a relationship apart.

Life and Love and Trauma: A Portrait of a Man

We live our days within a culture of trauma. Its destructive nature wounds deeply, leaving us to struggle generation to generation. — Born into this Walking and living through this Dying because of this Muted because of this Castrated Debauched Disinherited Because of this Fooled by this Used by this Pissed on by this Made crazy […]

Honoring the Humanity of Our Veterans

Part of honoring our veterans is serving them when they return to civilian life.

How To Use Trigger Warnings

Patrick Paglen discusses when trigger warnings are and are not appropriate.

The Mos of Wrath

PTSD. War. Stigmas of men in media. What’s going on with our Mo Bros today?