In Which Way?… Mother and daughter tell parallel stories about trauma and its impact on the generations that follow. Jann Simmons’ story is a heart-wrenching account of an orphaned child who suffered brutality at the hands of her mother, as well as many others. As an adult, Jann’s mind was closed to the horrors of her abuse, betrayal, and abandonment until the day they all came flooding back to her conscious mind. That awareness began a 40-year transformation from a passive victim to resilient warrior.
As a young teen, Shari struggled to make sense of her mother’s pain, but as a career mental-health therapist, she began to understand her mother’s journey and learn how trauma affects the brain. She offers strategies in this book for those suffering from past or present trauma or for those who love someone who is suffering. Both women tell their stories and drive home the fact that the choices we make can lead to self-hatred and resentment or to a life of courage, healing and beauty.
Which Way? is an unforgettable story of love and transformation that will resonate with mothers, daughters, trauma survivors, those who love them and those who’ve made a career out of helping them heal.
There is a definite pull and tug towards stuff, materials and the crazy stress often tossed upon us when it comes to meeting other’s expectations with gifts and goodies. It’s the opposite of what the Holidays are supposed to be.
Whether Christmas or Hanukkah, seeking ways to serve others and go beyond ourselves has the ability to transform family dynamics and strengthen character. Check out this week’s episode and start coming up with your own personal Holiday Game Plan.
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A 150 BILLION dollar a year industry, Human Trafficking has silently become one of the biggest crimes in the world.
Aaron interviews Detective Aoki and Detective Heule from Colorado Springs Police Department’s Human Trafficking Division to help listeners understand how this is happening in our backyards and what we can do to help put a stop to it.
We all need someone to hear us and allow us to feel heard. Cyprus Samaritan Charity offers that and provides and amazing example of compassion, empathy and kindness.
I chat with John Bingham, Secretary to Cyprus Samaritan, on how we all need someone to listen to us as well as learning how to listen…really listen without casting judgement. Listeners of Samaritan Charity lend an ear to those who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, thoughts of self harm and the emotional list goes on. A program that is run entirely by volunteers this program is part of an underground movement in making mental health a more approachable and acceptable topic nationwide.
Samaritan Charity is run entirely on donations. If you feel lead to contribute to this program, donations can be made via: www.cyprussamaritans.org
Special thanks to our sponsor Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center for making this episode possible. Please head to www.firemountainprograms.com
Host of Beyond Your Past podcast and founder of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center, Aaron Huey, speaks to parents at a middle school about teaching kids personal management skills. It’s hard to teach a child anything without modeling it themselves. What kids learn from their parents is what they do and what they don’t do. You as a parent have to take a look at your own life. If you don’t create your day your day creates you.