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Oct 15, 2019

When I was twenty years old, I had difficulty reading Charlotte's Web. For the longest time I thought I was stupid for not being able to comprehend what I read. Later I realized the issues with reading comprehension, cognition, critical thinking and learning were a result of trauma and PTSD. Twenty years later, I...


Aug 15, 2019

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or OCD is a co-morbid mental health disorder of PTSD (or as I like to call it, notorious sidekick). Understand the complexities of OCD, its relation to trauma and hear Juanita's stories as she shares her experiences with the different facets of OCD in her life. 


Aug 3, 2019

PTSD and Trauma can contribute to sleep disorders such as insomnia, night terrors and nightmares. There is a higher prevalence in children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Juanita shares her story growing up with sleep problems for most of her life due to trauma and PTSD and how one veteran's story from the...


Jul 25, 2019

Yoga is meant to be a relaxing, feel-good, strengthening practice that centers the body, mind and soul. But for those of us living with moderate to severe chronic pain, it can have an adverse effect (in the short-term). It can increase and worsen the pain. BUT we must not quit prematurely. Yoga therapy has the power...


Jul 16, 2019

Medications (pharmaceutical and over-the-counter) have positive but also negative cumulative effects, also called long-term use of medications. The negative side effects can appear as onsets of a new health problem and can hinder any efforts of treatment. 

Juanita shares her story and her own struggles with...