A journey from trauma to authenticity
Trauma Recovery
Trauma Recovery

Estrangement – Weak and Wrong or Healthy and Strong?

The Stigma of Estrangement There is a stigma attached to being estranged from a family member. Historically, many cultures emphasized duty, obligations and responsibilities. People were very interdependent, and it was hard to cut yourself off from the support of your family. Elderly people relied on their children to provide …


Forgiveness. Forgiveness cannot be rushed. “I forgive you” is a process, not a sentence. Forgiveness burns in our chest, sweats tears of anguish, wriggles and squirms, silently screams in fear, rages against the injustice of it all, and brings inner peace. Forgiveness is not easy. It cannot be required or …