Healing Charlotte Podcast: Crystal Emerick, Brave Step

In this episode, we meet Crystal Emerick, the founder and Executive Director of Brave Step, a non-profit that focuses on supporting those affected by sexual violence; survivors or loved ones. This 5-year old non-profit strives to empower adults impacted by sexual violence in 3 ways; personalized care(individual counseling, group therapy, peer support groups, empowerment groups),Continue reading “Healing Charlotte Podcast: Crystal Emerick, Brave Step”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari of “Lost Connections,” uses his past experience with anxiety, depression, and medications as the catalyst to explore what really works. Hari’s central theme is around disconnection. That when people are challenged by anxiety and depression, it’s not just a faulty chemical imbalance in the brain, it’s something much bigger that we areContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Lost Connections by Johann Hari”

Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

Judith Herman’s “Trauma and Recovery” is a go-to book for understanding chronic or complex trauma. Her book focuses on the repeated traumas that some people go through including war, captivity, and childhood trauma to name a few. Written in the 90s, her work still stands as powerful information in understanding how these types of traumaContinue reading “Katie’s Bookshelf: Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman”

Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care

What I am about to proclaim is radical; you have permission to do nothing.  Do nothing every month, every week, or every day. Go wild and do nothing every hour!  We all have so much to do at home, work, school, and all the places. There will always be something to do.  I promise thatContinue reading “Do Nothing: Restorative Yoga Self-Care”

Restorative Yoga for Families

***Restorative Yoga for Families is suspended currently*** Beginning February 1, 2018, Katie will offer 60-minute Restorative Yoga classes for parents and children/teens conveniently located near Park Road Shopping Center at Innergy Works. This class focuses on relaxing the body and mind, enhancing attachment and connection, and developing healthy coping skills.  Inspired by Bessel Van DerContinue reading “Restorative Yoga for Families”