moving

I have to pack boxes and go through things that remind me of all the lives I’ve lead and throw away things that no longer serve me.

I Didn't Realize Moving Meant Packing Up My Trauma, Too

I cannot fix the fear and anxiety and overwhelming sadness about this upcoming move. The frightening truth is this: the only way out of it is through. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.1.18   |   SHARE
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Kids hate change and here's how to cope.

I HATE YOU AND I HATE IT HERE! (A Story Of Just How Much Kids Hate Change)

My two youngest kids must have told me they hate me at least a half dozen times an hour over three days. Kids hate change and here's how to cope. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   11.16.17   |   SHARE
Families
Whether you want them to or not, whether you're ready or not, chapters come to a close.

It's OK To Be Sad And Happy At The Same Time

It's ok to be sad and happy at the same time. I think that’s the beauty of life — how unpredictable it is and how adaptable we are as humans. Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
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Image credit: Christopher Flynn via Unsplash

Navigating The Trauma Of Moving

Moving can be a traumatic experience. We often forget how many remnants of the past we hold onto—whether intentionally or accidentally, just because Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.4.17   |   SHARE
Designated areas? Check. Remembering to get outside? Check. Compromises galore for anyone moving in together? Most definitely.

Dos And Don'ts Of Moving In With Your Significant Other

For any couples thinking about moving in together, I thought I’d share my Dos and Don’ts, and how my husband and I are making my small and Read...
Melissa Petro    |   05.31.17   |   SHARE
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The Worst Part Of Moving Is The Anxiety It Causes

In the past 13 years, I have moved 11 times. You’d think this would mean that I’m a real moving pro, that I glide in and out of apartment with ease Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   05.2.17   |   SHARE
Even Phone Calls Make Me Anxious; Am I Alone?

Even Phone Calls Make Me Anxious — Am I Alone?

Things as simple as a missed call from an unknown number or someone knocking on your door put me into straight up fight or flight. I really do hide Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   10.10.16   |   SHARE
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Unlike my childhood, near-daily exposure to fatphobia is not safely in my rearview mirror. That makes healing all the harder. Image: author.

Take The Cake: Fatphobia Gave Me PTSD

I think a lot of us are probably walking around with mild PTSD, anxiously calculating risk and making plans about what and who to avoid.... Even Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.11.16   |   SHARE
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