This week I had the opportunity to see Mean Girls the Musical in New York City. Because I love anything Tina Fey does, I fully expected to like it. I was wrong; I LOVED it. It contained the themes from her blockbuster movie of the same name: human sexuality, bullying, hierarchical structures of the animal kingdom, and the possibility that people can change. [Read more…] about Mean Girls: Female Aggression Takes on New Forms in Adulthood
Navigating Uncomfortable Emotions.
Do you ever find yourself struggling with depression, or anxiety, or in a need to control everything around you? I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers, and this is something that I help a lot of patients through- helping to navigate the emotional soup of their lives.
I can help you to navigate the emotional soup of your life. – Tweet this!
Remember that emotions are a wide spectrum. We have everything from the darkest and gloomiest of moods to the lightest and brightest, and we can’t stay in one forever. Emotions are much like waves that come up from the ocean onto the beach. They’ll come in, and then they’ll recede again. [Read more…] about Navigating Uncomfortable Emotions.
The Impact on Your Health from Stressful Childhood Events.
Have you had trauma in your childhood? I’m Dr. Keesha Ewers. I help people understand the meaning of trauma, and the impact that it has on your adult life.
One of the things that people say to me is “No, I didn’t have any trauma. I had a really good childhood.” I would like you to understand that everybody has had trauma; it just depends on where your bar is set.
You can have capital-T trauma, or you can have lower-case-t trauma.
Capital-T trauma is going to be sexual abuse, domestic violence, physical, psychological, verbal abuse, neglect; all the scenarios that were described in the adverse childhood experiences study that was done between 1995 and 1997 that I wrote about it in my book, “Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle.”
The lower-case-t traumas, are going to be situations like failing a test, getting picked last for the baseball team, having a set of friends on the playground one day and then having them all turn against you the next day, being in a motor vehicle accident, having someone that you love to die, including a pet. These are all very traumatic experiences, that’s what gets locked into your body. [Read more…] about The Impact on Your Health from Stressful Childhood Events.