It has been nearly five years since Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury released their best-selling book, ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’ (CWAR). As was commonly described by Theo, the writing of the book was truly a “lived experience” for both … Read the rest
Over the past couple of years, trauma has been a common theme in characters and storylines in television shows or movies. The prevalence of these topics can help to further the conversation surrounding trauma and healing, when done well. We … Read the rest
Trauma affects everyone, whether you’ve been through it, or know someone who has, relationships are just one of the casualties of trauma and abuse. Recognizing where these faults in your relationships lie, is the first step along the road to … Read the rest
Today is ‘National Doctors’ Day’, a day for celebrating all the amazing and hard-working doctors out there. Doctors belong to a powerful demographic of people who dedicate their work to helping others: medical professionals, therapists, first-responders, etc. As a result … Read the rest
Today is ‘Self-Injury Awareness Day’, a day to start a conversation about a side of trauma that deserves some awareness.
If you’re not familiar with self-injury, it means someone hurts themselves on purpose, such as cutting skin, burning skin, hitting … Read the rest
October is Occupational Therapy Month in Canada, and it’s a time to recognize and celebrate the amazing work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do for so many people, including those who have suffered some form of trauma.
Kim Barthel is one such … Read the rest
Today is World Gratitude Day, and it’s the perfect opportunity to review all you have in your life and all that you’re thankful for.
Gratitude is a practice that doesn’t cost us any money and takes up very little … Read the rest