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Trusting Yourself Again – Boundaries

One of the elements of trust is respecting boundaries. I can trust you when you respect my boundaries and you can trust me when I respect yours. But what about having and respecting boundaries with yourself?

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When Holiday Traditions Change

Whether this Christmas is different because of trauma and grief or you are now a single mom, the traditions that we used to have can most often not be something we want to do anymore, or we are not able to do them the way we used to anymore.

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Helpful Tips for the Holidays

Holiday Tips

We have a manual for our children, our spouse, our family, and even one for the holidays. Instructions for how they should or shouldn’t behave, what they should say or NOT say, how things should go and what we should do and how we should react…

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Making Space For Self Pity

We are told how it’s not good to ask “Why” when something happens in out life that’s tragic or hard. What if it’s ok, what if there is nothing wrong with thinking and feeling this?

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Growing Your Brain

We actually need hard things in order to grow our brain. When we don’t practice thinking harder thoughts we will continue to get the same result.

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Amie's Insights...

The Choose to Be

Podcast Episodes...

Choose to Be Podcast

How To Get Grounded

Learning to recognize when you are NOT grounded, centered and in the present is half the battle. This can be difficult to do at first, so no self judgement here! Being aware of how this shows up for you is the first step. We discuss some common signs that can give us this warning. 

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Choose to Be Podcast

Trauma on the Brain and Body

How trauma effects the brain and the body. There is such a huge impact from betrayal trauma and there are so many that are still learning about how this has effected them.

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Choose to Be Podcast

Stepping Into Thriving

When you have been a victim of someone else’s choices that created chaos and pain in your life. Sometimes undesirable pain, it’s understandable how it feels powerless and overwhelmingly paralyzing. Sometimes the term victim takes on a negative connotation, and so it’s a place we can often judge ourselves in. 

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Choose to Be Podcast

A Not So Silent Night

Trauma can bring many nights that are not silently filled with peace. I had so many nights where my mind just wouldn’t stop thinking and thinking of all the things that were wrong and could go wrong.

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Choose to Be Podcast

Healing After Divorce

Two of Amie’s clients talk about their healing journey after divorce. Each of these women were In a place where they wanted to know how to get to that next level of healing and that included dating again.

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Choose to Be Podcast

Understanding Grief and Trauma for Loved Ones: Part 2

Amie and Alana continue their conversation to those who have loved ones that are trying to understand more of what you, the betrayed, are experiencing. Sometimes it’s hard to put into words when you yourself are still trying to figure it out! So we hope that this episode also helps you too. 

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Choose to Be Podcast

Comparison

Amie and Alana talk about the dangers of comparison in our life and along our healing journey. We do this in so many ways, compare if our partner is or isn’t doing the recovery work like the other partners, or why am I still struggling in anger or depression…

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Choose to Be Podcast

Common Mistakes We Make With Boundaries

The importance of having your own value system identified, knowing the difference between a boundary and an ultimatum or demand, and where we sometimes lack in follow through and much more.

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Oldies but Goodies

Some of my first stuff, but still pretty important...

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VLOG: Stuck In Fear

No judgement here! Fear is real and intense and when we have been betrayed fears fun wild in the brain and set up camp. Today I share

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Just Slice It

VLOG: JUST SLICE IT!

Have you found yourself wanting the trial to be over so badly that you would be willing to walk across fire if it meant getting

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This is the Worst VLOG

VLOG: This is the WORST!

I want to make a case for this thought right here… that the belief that pleasure is always positive and pain is always negative is

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