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March 13, 2024 59 mins

Trauma is a buzzword, but how do you identify if you have trauma and what do we actually do to recover from it? It’s safe to say that all humans do at this point, and if you didn’t before the pandemic, that collective trauma may have had a deeper impact on you than you realize. According to trauma specialist and coach, Ali Kates, we are now in a mental health pandemic where people are suffering, but don’t know what to do. 


In both a fun-filled and more serious conversation, Ali walks Kelly through her top tips for identifying and recovering from trauma, including three simple tricks you can incorporate into your daily routine.


Ali talks about the importance of having a hobby as it relates to mental health. Women, this one's for you! She gives recommendations of ideas for hobbies as well as questions to ask yourself to figure out what kind of hobby you may like. And if you are reading this thinking, I don’t have time for a hobby, there is discussion about that as well as how common it is for women specifically to not have hobbies.


Ali brings up the feeling of feeling “behind in life” and explains why that feeling specifically is often related to a traumatic experience.  


The women also discuss the truth about anger, where it’s actually coming from, why expressing it can be very difficult for some people and overly used for others. 


The last part of the conversation is dedicated to deciphering “victim mode” and what that actually is and how to find gratitude and growth through pain. 





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