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Archive for November 2019

Thistles for Thanksgiving

Thistles for Thanksgiving Marti Wibbels, MS, LMHC At Thanksgiving, we usually talk about why we’re grateful and think about the blessings and joys of the past year. Thistles aren’t a typical Thanksgiving topic! So why discuss thistles now? Like trauma, thistles are unwelcome intruders, weeds so tenacious it can take repeated growing seasons to eradicate.…

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5 Ways to Cope with Traumatic Stress

Five Ways to Cope with Traumatic Stress Marti Wibbels, MS, LMHC   Everyone experiences trauma, so it’s vital to know how to cope when it occurs. It can arrive without warning in what’s known as “Big T” trauma, crashing life with stressors like hurricanes, floods, assault, abuse, a car accident, the loss of a loved…

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