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How Perfectionism Can Be a Trauma Response

Perfectionism is a powerful anxious response that so many of us walk around with in our everyday life. We don't always fully understand why we can be so mean and demanding of ourselves and it can be helpful to understand perfectionism from a trauma-informed lens.

Gaining Control

Perfectionism can...

Demands of Purity Culture & Its Impact

Purity Culture is a White, Evangelical Christian American phenomenon that was at its peak in the 1990s. Purity Culture strongly emphasized remaining pure by not engaging in impure sexual activity- any sexual activity outside of heterosexual Christian marriages.

Some of the media, organizations,...

Common Symptoms of Codependency

When we first hear the term “codependency”, many of us immediately say, “Nope, not me.  I’m not codependent.” We find many reasons to justify our toxic relational patterns and our overwhelm and exhaustion. In fact, many of us believe this is simply how...

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