Being an Empath, A Life Lesson

By erica

As my family slid into our most recent crisis, I’ve been reminded of my youth, feeling different from others. One of my family members has been going through a very difficult illness.  I’m being purposefully vague to honor their confidentiality.  This person is someone I am very connected with. As they dipped into severe anxiety…

Improve Memory Now!

By erica

Improve memory, improve mood, and decrease anxiety all with the same amazing skills. Read on! People have asked me about exercises to help improve memory for people with depression, anxiety, or PTSD. This is an interesting question. There are a wide variety of skills that can help improve memory in anyone with depression or anxiety,…

Grief Renewed; Grief Managed

By erica

Grief Renewed; Grief Managed             I think we all remember adolescence as a painful time of life most of us wouldn’t relive for a million bucks.  All the hormonal changes lead to insecurity, while you’re catapulted from middle school to high school.  It’s a time of rejecting our parents, pushing them away, and making them…

Covid Trauma

By erica

In mid-March, where I live, Covid-19 became a new word in every household, a word that triggered fear in many.  The government started closing down, sending people to work at home, sending children to home-school.  Concerned about our youth, I wrote a letter to Governor B, warning her about my concerns, warning her that the…

Grief & Miracles

By erica

            I imagine a lot of people are processing grief after first being trapped inside by Covid-19 and then, for those of us on the west coast, being trapped inside by wildfire smoke.  Many people have been displaced from their homes, while some have lost their homes, their towns, and their animals.  Grief plagues all…

Tools for Health during Covid-19

By erica

During this trying time of COVID-19, we are told to stay indoors, stay in place, to stay safe. Many are discovering the dark side of the rules.  As alcohol sales skyrocket +55-240%, many other challenging things are also skyrocketing, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, child abuse, poverty/economic loss, and suicide.  These problems affect greater numbers  of…

Chemical imbalance?

By erica

It is critical to understand that human beings can improve the health of the brain through natural, mental, behavioral, and nutritional remedies.  Throughout this blog, you will find posts regarding numerous effective methods to improve the health of your brain without medication. There is a theory that the concept of a chemical imbalance in the…

Unhoused Reality

By erica

I’m Jane Doe, a 40-something woman of small stature.  I shared my story with Erica and have given her permission to share it with you.  I want you to understand some things about the reality of being unhoused. I gave my housing up in early March, 2020.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree and had been…

Preventing Trauma, Parenting Happy Babies

By erica

            My husband and I prayed to God for a sign, that despite being 40 years old, I would get pregnant. On a beach in Yachats, Oregon, a small miracle occurred. We found a perfect sand dollar, an unusual occurrence, a sign that we would be parents appearing before each pregnancy.             I got pregnant…