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Noticing the Small Victories

Yesterday I visited a new chiropractor and x-rays were part of the exam.  I noticed a quizzical look on his face as he reviewed the films.  It wasn’t my spine that gave him pause, it was these spots on the … Continue reading

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Post-Trauma: Reaching Capacity

Our human capacity to navigate the emotional, mental, and physical demands of processing a traumatic event leaves little or no room for anything else. Continue reading

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Heart Attack: Harder to Recognize Than You Think

We realized his heart had experienced a trauma and we will need to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of it, just as we had to after the shooting. Although a lesser trauma, the process will be much the same—assessing/grieving losses, dealing with mortality, rejoicing in life-spared, adjusting to a new normal. Continue reading

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