Connection -The Key To Healing From Trauma To heal from emotional wounds we need the care and support of another human being

“The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation”, writes the noted child trauma therapist Bruce Perry. We humans are socials animals, we cannot exist in isolation. Unlike the young ones of other living creatures, the…

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What Every Teacher Needs To Know A teacher can change the course of a child's life with compassion and care

In India we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5th September,  the  birth  anniversary of       Dr Radhakrishnan, the second president of Republic India. He was a great teacher, respected and adored by his students so when his students wanted to celebrate his birthday he requested that instead they celebrate his birthday as…

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Princess Diana Rest In Peace Losing a mother is heart-breaking but family support helps kids survive their loss

With all the brouhaha going on about the 20th death anniversary of Princess Diana, I can’t but help feel a wee bit nostalgic about my own mom’s death. Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry have been all over the media reminiscing how theirs was a mum in a million…

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Change Lives By Just Being Nice Even the smallest acts of goodness can change another person forever

Being nice to someone does not require great efforts or big sacrifices, however,  we miss out on creating change in our world.  Being nice is so simple yet we have been programmed by our society to fight for our place in this universe.  From childhood we are told we have…

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Damaged By A Narcissistic Evil Woman How my aunt’s narcissism damaged and literally broke me, physically, emotionally and spiritually

Dying must have been difficult for my mother, the pain of cancer must have been less than the pain of leaving behind two young kids. As a mother my constant thoughts are what will my son do if I am not around.  My mother tried to protect us, her kids…

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Hurtful Words Are Deeply Wounding Belittling Words Destroys A Child’s Self-Perceptions, Leading To Mental Health Issues

Words have the power to create a beautiful universe for our kids or totally destroy their perceptions of themselves and their world. I remember as a 11 year old being so hurt when my father berated me saying that I could never do anything right. Still struggling to come to…

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Parental Violence Distorts A Child’s View of God When kids are ill-treated, abused by their parents/primary caregivers their view of God gets distorted

Children come into this world pure, full of innocence,  believing  the world is a safe place, a happy place. Unfortunately, their parents carry the baggage of their past, “how their parents treated them.” Sadly majority of parents had inadequate caring while they were kids and end up repeating history and…

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Being Hated by Your Parent Growing up being hated by a parent/s is the most soul destroying legacy

I did not know what hate was when my mother was alive all I knew was love. Then she died and suddenly I was in Hate Land where I was mistreated and became the receptacle for the poisonous feelings of my father in particular. The sudden change in my life was…

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Parents Don’t Respect Their Kids’ Feelings But Expect Their Kids to Care For Them Parents complain that their kids don’t care about them but did they actually care about their kids when they were young

Many parents totally disregard their children’s feelings when they are young and then magically expect them to feel positive emotions when they are adults. All I remember of my childhood after my mother died was a father who never let me relax. Constantly, I had to be on call and…

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Forgiving & Turning the Other Cheek is Bad for Your Physical & Mental Health How turning the other cheek messed me up physically & mentally

Growing up Catholic, the concept of forgiveness was deeply ingrained in my psyche. According to the Bible, if someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. And how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I…

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