Learning to Trust Other People After a Trauma

Feb 23, 2021 at 07:50 am by aGentleDrLaura

Most people live their lives with feelings of safety and trust. They trust that the sun will come up in the morning. That the water they drink is safe. People assume the autho.... Read More

You Are Not Your Trauma: Trauma Wellness

Feb 18, 2021 at 08:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." --Alan WattsTrauma Wellness is a coaching approach to having experienced di.... Read More
Normal sadness.

Your Feelings About the Pandemic Are Normal. Normal, Normal, Normal!

Dec 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm by aGentleDrLaura

This morning I was watching the “noise.” Which, by the way, I regularly swear off and start scanning again. One segment was all about mental health and the pandemi.... Read More
Helping with Traumatized Person

How to Help a Person in a Trauma Flashback

Nov 30, 2020 at 07:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

Thanksgiving is over. We've eaten our fill of turkey, pumpkin, and other favorites. Now we're onward toward the next holiday experience. Many people feel a lot of joy. Holiday.... Read More
Relationship advice

How to Have a Successful Loving Argument

Jan 13, 2020 at 09:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

My first argument with David began as we attempted to make the bed. Really. He liked to make the bed military-style, and I wanted the sheets free for my continuously cramping.... Read More

10 easy steps to changing your relationship pattern

Jan 06, 2020 at 10:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

This the first article in a series about relationships. When I was in my 20s, I met my grand obsession. This man devastated me. Slowly, I decided to examine myself to cha.... Read More
Is Halloween a trigger for you?

Tricks, Trigger-or-Treat: Halloween When Food is a Problem

Oct 07, 2019 at 09:11 am by aGentleDrLaura

Halloween. Moan, groan, urghhh. I'll admit it. My problems with food ruined each holiday. Instead of celebrating the central idea within the holiday, all I could see was the f.... Read More

Resilience or How to help your child overcome adversity

Feb 04, 2019 at 10:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

Resilience is a fancy word for how well you bounce back, rejoin your life, and overcome whatever hardship you face. People often think of resilience as something innate that y.... Read More
Coleman Life Coaching Office

Everyone can be a hero if you learn to thrive

Jan 03, 2019 at 07:00 am by aGentleDrLaura

When I first learned to read, my Dad turned me loose in the children’s section of our public library. I was free to choose any book I wanted. I chose biographies, autobi.... Read More
New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions for Perfectly Imperfect People.

Dec 27, 2018 at 01:30 pm by aGentleDrLaura

Last night my husband and I watched a movie starring one of my favorite movie and television heroes. Handsome, brave and headstrong, sometimes rude, and yes, afraid of heights.... Read More