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Helping Others Find Purpose After Adversity

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Secrets are toxic to one’s well-being. If you don’t take control of them, they will own you.

Helping Others Find Purpose After Adversity

-Best Trauma Podcasts

Secrets are toxic to one’s well-being. If you don’t take control of them, they will own you.

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A Trauma Survivor Thrivers Podcast

I am a victim of childhood sexual abuse. I kept that secret and lived with the guilt and shame for more than 20 years. It almost killed me until I made the difficult choice to seek help. I went from being a victim, to a survivor and now I am thriving in a way I never thought I could. Join me on my journey through recovery and find out how you can find purpose after adversity.

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Dear Readers,

It’s the month of Love! For this issue, we got our Gen Z contributor back. Sarah Correa-Dibar, spent the last year getting ready for her November 2023 wedding and now as a married woman, she shares how Gen-Zers are looking at love and it starts from within.

It’s Black History Month, and Martin Simms joins us to share his perspective on the inequality of providing care in the mental health space and the expanding industry of psychedelics, with his piece, A Bad Trip: A Good I.D.E.A?

It is also, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Approximately 1 in 3 adolescents is a victim of abuse by a dating partner. Our prosecutor’s POV contributor, Kathryn Marsh breaks down what to look for & how to prevent it.

Our parenting POV expert, Tina Hamilton, breaks down why healing your inner child will help the connection with your children. I suggest checking out her December & January pieces about your inner child, if you haven’t already.

Jennifer Chesak, our Psychedelic POV contributor shares how psychedelics can help tend to psychological wounds before they take root and how to uproot what has already planted itself.

Trauma Educator, Author, Artist, and former University president Karen Gross follows up her January piece with the question, “Does Educational Leadership Failure Require Resignation/Firing?

And as in every issue, we have our monthly AIM Playlist combining Black History Month and Love, along with my picks for children and adult books about mental health. Plus, check out Joy Larkin’s Twin Flame Reading to see what’s in store for you this February.

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How to do the Inner Child Work? Why is Inner Work Important in Parenting?

Written By Tina Hamilton, Parenting POV She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked my daughter, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” […]

Tending to Wounds Before Trauma Takes Root

Written By Jennifer Chesak, Psychedelic POV Recently I fell on wet pavement and skinned my knee while walking to a comedy show. No one ever accused me of being graceful! As is my nature, I dusted off the debris, smoothed my skirt, laughed it off, and carried on. I sat through the show, blood drip…

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Written By Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor POV The phone beeped and Jane jumped a little. Her friends asked if she was going to check her phone. “Not now, I’ll check it later”. Jane didn’t want to check her phone. She knew it would be Mike, wondering where she was, again. Jane also knew it would be [&h…

A Bad Trip: A Good I.D.E.A?: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access Strategies in Mental Health &  the emerging Psychedelic Industry for 2024 

Written By Martin Ali Simms Mental Healing is widely regarded as a “journey.” Journeys are synonymous with the word “trips.”  Coincidently, Psychedelic experiences are called “trips” as well and are regarded as a “part of the  healing journey.”  I’ll share my experience of my own p…

New Year, New You

12 steps for each month of the new year to be the best you Like I always say, if you don’t take the time out to take care of yourself, your body will force you to do it. And it’s usually at the most inopportune time. Last year, I made an attempt to drink plenty […]

I’m an HR Chief. This is how I handled my own harassment claim

Written By Kimberly Williams I was only three weeks into my new job when the outbursts began. Initially, the episodes felt random. Sometimes I would walk into a friendly conversation with my boss and other times I felt like I walked into a buzzsaw. Quite soon, the situation grew all-consuming. I …

Trophy Wife to Surgeon

Written By Victoria Johnson, MD Through the 20 plus years that I have been an aesthetic medical doctor, my patients ask me how I do what I do. I really didn’t know the answer. So, I decided to write it down. I spend about 50-60% of my time counseling patients and staff.  When a patient [&hel…

Psilocybin and Interconnectedness: Understanding ‘Oceanic Boundlessness’ in Psychedelics

Magic mushrooms can teach us a valuable lesson about our support systems, making us feel less alone Written By Jennifer Chesak, Psychedelic POV Contributor We all need a little oceanic boundlessness in our lives in 2024. If you’re opening your favorite travel app to book a cruise or a beach vacat…

Human Trafficking Awareness

Written By Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor POV Human trafficking is modern day slavery. While one may be forgiven in thinking human trafficking is a fairly recent phenomenon, having caught the media’s attention in the last decade, in reality human trafficking has been in existence since the beginning o…

Why is inner work important? (Especially as a parent) What does healing + parenting look like together?

Written by AIM Parenting POV Contributor, Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent “Look what you did!” I shouted at her as she sat stunned on the kitchen counter. “Don’t you see this mess?! What were you thinking?” I continued. It wasn’t until her dad came running into the kitchen and grabbed me by the…

Inspirational Quotes

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.
Maya Angelou

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.
Rupi Kaur

To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.
Robert Morley