A year ago, Boulder experienced monsoon-like rains that flooded roadways, overflowed creeks and prompted evacuations. As the anniversary of this event rolls around, some of you might be surprised by how emotional you become. No one who lives through a disaster is untouched by the experience. Flooding can have profound effects on a person’s emotional, […]
1 Year Later: Lingering Emotional Effect...
On September 13, 2013, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the county as a national disaster area. More than 18 inches of rain fell on the region over a 5-day period. The storm came so quietly. No booming lightning. No rolling thunder. It just wisped in silently, without nature’s warning. Just over a year has […]
Sifting through the flood of memories
As the anniversary of the great flood of 2013 rolls around, you may be surprised by how emotional you become. Memories stored in the body, submerged in consciousness, may surface. Rebirth comes of its own accord—but the old trauma, the fear of the unknown, still loiters. Many clients come to me, especially as the first […]
Good grief: An open invitation
Although we never look forward to grief, there is something of infinite value that we learn from it. It’s the wakeup call we need to fight the complacency of our lives. It’s the reminder we secretly crave that life is precious and cannot be postponed. But all too often, we don’t allow ourselves the […]