Trauma Can Affect Anyone

Trauma Can Affect Anyone

When someone has experienced a trauma, their reaction is sometimes, “I never thought this kind of thing would happen to me.”  We generally don’t like to think about the horrors of trauma. It’s heartbreaking and damaging. So, even when we see others experiencing...
Grief is Different for Everybody

Grief is Different for Everybody

You’ve probably heard a lot about the “5 stages of grief.” They’ve become so ingrained in our understanding of mourning, that you don’t often discuss grief without someone bringing them up. As psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross introduced them, the 5 stages are:...
Echoes of Abandonment

Echoes of Abandonment

Think back to when you were a kid, and what your relationship with your parents was like. The sad reality is, a lot of us don’t grow up with both our parents present. Guys I’ve talked to who experienced this sometimes brush it off. They minimize the pain their younger...