Holiday Stress Tips

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on December 22, 2022 in self-care stress triggers No Comments

The holidays are intended to be a time for connection, sharing, gratitude and love. Ironically, for many people, the opposite experience is usually the norm. What happens during the holidays and the way we respond to it can provide us with a lot of wisdom about the parts of ourselves that could use some support

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Understanding Our Triggers

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on December 1, 2022 in stress triggers No Comments

Most people spend a LOT of time creating complex and complicated rituals in an attempt to avoid being triggered or have their wounds poked. Unfortunately, the stress that often compounds from trying to navigate and avoid emotional stress triggers actually just makes us feel worse. Additional stress = nervous system spike = feeling worse. Working

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Being overly busy is a trauma response

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on November 29, 2022 in stress No Comments

“I will feel better if/when _____ happens” “I’ll be able to rest and relax if/when ____ happens” “I just need _____ to happen and then I’ll be/feel okay” Do any of those phrases sound familiar? Those are some of the natural bi-product thoughts that come from being hyper-vigilant. The trouble is, once one thing is

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