Defining Steps for Life

Dr. Julie Shannon equips individuals and communities to engage in practical compassion for the realities of life. She utilizes speaking and writing to inspire others with real talk on real life issues, sharing solutions and stories to encourage hope, community, and a renewed perspective.

Encouraging Women

Equipping Communities

Engaging Life

What Do We Do with Trauma?

Life, in general, offers lots of opportunities for stress and trauma (big, medium, and little). When we walk through our days only dealing with the immediate, we can often ignore situations or emotions that need attention. When we don’t take the time to process or even evaluate what may or may not affect us, we […]

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Processing Trauma

Any trauma you have experienced is worth discussing and processing. In this episode with Kat Nasseri, PT, DPT, WCS, we discuss how the body can be impacted by trauma we have experienced over our lifetime. Kat shares how to evaluate conflicts and how to identify trauma and process your emotions. Connect with Katlyn Nasseri, PT, […]

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Thankfulday #291

Thankful for clear communication.

The Kaleidoscope of Trauma & Stress

Kaleidoscopes fascinate me. How one slight turn transforms the internal pieces and parts into a variety of patterns and colors…kind of an organized, beautiful visual chaos. (I took this picture through the lens of a giant outdoor kaleidoscope at the Dallas Arboretum.) This week on The Bearing Life® Podcast we talk with Katlyn Nasseri about trauma. […]

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A New View Follow Up

Rappelling down the cliff with the ocean below gave the gift of exhilaration and fun. Climbing back up while clinging to the sheer face and trying to find just the right notches for feet and hands challenged the mind and body. Even with the assurance of the attached rope, the “what if” and “I can’t […]

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