Introducing Snarky the Snark Dog

Introducing Snarky the Snark Dog

Snarky Thoughts Good grief! What is it that I have to do now? I am proud of my husband, but why do I need to go through a week-long course for spouses? What am I going to learn? How to be a good spouse? And on and on, my snarky thoughts continued as my amygdala tried...
Rerouting Brain to Build Resilience Superhighways

Rerouting Brain to Build Resilience Superhighways

Rerouting is Resilience In last week’s blog post, Neuroplasticity: Evidence of Resilient Brains and My Father Broke My Brain, I wrote about how abuse modifies the physical structure of the brain. Those modifications help the child to get through the abuse. But...
My Father Broke My Brain

My Father Broke My Brain

Broken Brain “My father broke my brain.” That is a direct quote from me to my therapist. Actually, both of my parents had a hand in breaking my brain. That is how I feel. Broken is how I have always felt. If you shake me, you would hear all of the...
Neuroplasticity: Evidence of Resilient Brains

Neuroplasticity: Evidence of Resilient Brains

Resilience Last week in Resiliency: Fighting Emotional Abuse, I wrote about the concept of resilience. And how I taught myself to be resilient while growing up in an abusive home. I had no idea that was what I was doing then. I was simply trying to survive by any...
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