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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,

Summer is officially here and with it brings so much sunshine and vitamin D along with hopefully a little downtime as folks plan for vacation.

However, there are some downsides, including the increase in crime as temperatures rise. Our Prosecutor’s POV contributor Kathryn Marsh, discusses the link between heat and crime and how we can all keep ourselves safe.

Healing Parenting Coach, Tina Hamilton examines the importance of listening to our children so they will be able to listen to their own built-in intuition.

Trauma Educator Karen Gross shares the importance of play for everyone… especially for adults.

July’s contributor and Children’s book Author of Mommy’s House, Chloe Mason, discusses the highs and lows of navigating divorce with children.

Children’s book Author of the Tear Box, Sheila Startup, also contributes a piece for July focusing on the challenges in keeping your emotions in the dark. Sheila shares why seeking peace for big emotions can be beneficial.

When it comes to healing, there can be so much fear. However, for those seeking to heal through plant medicines such as psychedelics known for its incredibly healing properties, the fear can grow exponentially. Author of the Psilocybin Handbook for Women and our Psychedelic POV contributor Jennifer Chesak discusses the fears associated with psychedelic healing.

And as in every issue, we have our monthly AIM Playlist focused on Summer tunes, 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 July.

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The Tear Box

Written by Sheila Startup, Author of The Tear Box It was 1976. I was a 10-year-old girl heading to her first day of school afterhaving moved from Illinois to Pennsylvania. I was experiencing what I now knowas my first panic attack. I was so anxious that day that I became sick and wassent home. Lo…
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Parenting Children of Divorce: The Highs and Lows

Written By Chloe Mason, Author of Mommy’s House Parenting is a complex and demanding task in any circumstance, but the challenges anddynamics shift dramatically when divorce enters the equation. While divorce can bring relieffrom a marital relationship that is no longer working, it often in…
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Fear Associated with Psychedelics

Getting beyond the fear of trying a psychedelic for the first time If you’re new to psilocybin, it’s understandable to have some apprehension about having a challenging experience Written By Jennifer Chesak, Author of The Psilocybin Handbook for Women I’m coming up on my two-year anniversary of w…
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How therapeutic use of psilocybin may be a tool to recover from sexual assault-related PTSD

Sexual assault and PTSD disproportionally affect women, and we need bettertreatments Written by Jennifer Chesak, Author of “The Psilocybin Handbook for Women“ Post-traumatic stress disorder can affect any person of any gender. In fact, it affectsabout 6% of people during their lifetim…
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PTSD and the Link to Domestic Violence

Written by Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor’s POV “People think of battered women as unable to think for themselves, unable to do this,not able to do that. In reality, they’re the most resourceful, resilient, kind, compassionatepeople I think I’ve ever come across.” Kathy Jones 1 June is PTSD Awar…
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Repairing when you blew it – apologizing to your kids, why it’s important, how it supports and encourages healing.

Written by Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Would you apologize to your children if you messed up?  Years ago, I would have said no. I was of the mind that to apologize to a child would mean that they would begin to question my authority.  Besides, I don’t remember adults ever apologiz…
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Children: Navigating the Feelings that come with BIG Emotions

Written By Elizabeth Morse, Author of “The Emotional Bus is Struggling“ As someone who deals with many issues like chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, stomachissues, and complications after back surgery, I learned that masking my emotions would onlyhurt myself and decided to speak up a…
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Parallel Healing: A Mother-Son Journey Through Psychedelics

By Josh Halu & Candace Halu Candace: I have hated my mom for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I clamored to my mom’s bed for a cuddle of reassurance and love, but she pushed me away. And there she was, at my husband’s funeral, pretending she was there to support [&he…
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Breaking Free from Toxic Relationships: A Journey of Courage and Empowerment

Written By Dr. Jamie Huysman, Founder of The TAR Network Behind closed doors, in the quiet corners of our neighborhoods, and within the fabric of our communities, a silent pandemic rages on. It doesn’t make headlines or prompt global alarms, yet its impact reverberates through millions of people …
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Your History of Trauma Matters for Menopause

Plus, how psilocybin may be able to help with symptoms of this major mid-life change Written By Jennifer Chesak, Author of The Psilocybin Handbook for Women With severe asthma, I was seriously ill as a child. I was frequently hospitalized,sometimes in the intensive care unit. At one point when I …

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