Being a parent is not easy, but watching your children walk through trials such as bullying can be downright brutal. With the kids going back to school, it's important to know how to handle their needs not just physically but emotionally as well.
Just a few weeks ago, I experienced something so scary that it sent me back in my trauma recovery. Suddenly, feelings of shame and violation have come flooding back. This is trauma recovery: good, bad, and ugly.
Dana Rutherford shares her story of overcoming abuse through receiving services from Sunrise of Pasco just three years prior. She is now a domestic violence advocate and speaker. Click to see more.
Just this past month, I was hit hard with feelings of sadness and regret during a time that should have been the happiest of my life after graduating college. There is no playbook when it comes to grief, and I realized at 36 years old, my childhood trauma needed some nurturing.
Romance is much more than being swept away, having sex, or a cheesy Hollywood movie. It's also more than the manipulative "honeymoon stage" of the abuse cycle. You CAN have romance after wreckage (including sex and fancy dates), and this is what it looks like in real life.
"Dating after divorce, especially if the prior relationship was toxic, can be challenging. You have been starved of genuine love and attention for so long that you almost crave it. On the flip side, you may be so extremely sensitive to red flags that you are almost looking for any reason to run because you never want to endure what you survived again. So, how do you find a balance?"
We were so blessed to join Sober Truth Project and George A. Wood for his Sober Truth Podcast. It was clipped into 3 parts, and we hope that you enjoy it!
I was chosen to give the University of Florida Online Commencement Speech for the graduating class of Spring 2022. This was emailed to all University of Florida Online students as well as shared on social media. It will be used for future students as well. I get to honor my parents, God, family, job, and more. Thank you to the University of Florida and UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for making my dreams come true. 💙🧡
Tim takes on the topic of PTSD through poetry.
It's so easy to judge the addict, but what if that addict was your child, parent, or loved one? Tim discusses what God sees when he looks at that person struggling and how we should as well.