When ‘I’m Speechless’ is More than Just a Phrase: How to Recognize the Signs of Trauma

If you or a person you care about has trauma, what then? Allegra Jordan shares some solutions.

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

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

“Codependency” No More—Introducing Self-Love Deficit Disorder

Ross Rosenberg drops codependency for a new term and turns psychology upside down.

When Things Change in an Instant: The Attacks on Paris

How can we make sense of the attacks?

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 […]

The Messages I Learned to Tell Myself

Uncomfortable. Irritated. Hateful. But whatever happened to supportive?

I’m Not the Only One

Everyone has a story. POPS (Pain of the Prison System) is my story.

Why I Don’t Talk to White People

Quentin Lucas examines his relationship with American white people.

Define Beauty: Scars Are More Than Skin Deep

How scars can make our own bodies feel unfamiliar and at the same time define a part of who we are.

The Link Between Codependency and Loneliness

Ross Rosenberg explains that codependency is a secondary condition—a symptom of deeper problems.

6 Rules for Ethical, Trauma-Informed Advocacy

Christopher M. Anderson says a full understanding of trauma must inform advocacy efforts for abuse survivors.

How to Heal Invisible Wounds

Using paleotherapy to recover from repressed trauma.

What Causes Narcissism? An Expert Opinion

Ross Rosenberg, author of “The Human Magnet Syndrome,” explains the childhood origins of pathological narcissism.

Suicide Through the Cracks: the One the System Missed

This is what suicide looks like, when you would do anything to make the pain go away.

How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

Endless occupations, big government, the imperial theme, and teen soldiers—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown up students off at war. — “Go and teach Jeremy how to play with G.I. Joes,” I remember a relative saying to one of my older cousins when I was six. I had […]