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Denied Grief: When the Heart Hurts in Silence

Posted: May 29, 2017, 5:52 pm
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand

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What Do We Mean by Relationship Trauma?

Posted: May 30, 2014, 7:43 pm
(Note, continued training along with streaming video available on “The Workshop” on the www.tiandayton.com membership site) Relationship trauma is the kind of emotional and psychological trauma that occurs within the context of relationships. We are biologically wired to seek close and ...

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Stories by tian dayton PhD on Medium

Tied Up In Knots: The Anxiety of Living with Unresolved Grief

Posted: April 15, 2017, 7:35 pm

Grief that is out in the open, that is part of the natural cycle of life or one of life’s tragic circumstances has a dignity to it. The person experiencing a loss feels that they have a right to grieve and to accept caring and attention from those they love. However the kinds of losses ...

Daily Affirmations

Hidden Beauty


What gives meaning to my life may lie beneath the surface. Today I will look not with my eyes but with my senses, to understand and experience what gives my life depth and importance. It is, at times, the promise of a hidden well that gives meaning to the surrounding atmosphere, the knowledge of a source of life that makes the day feel worthwhile and guides my mind closer to the mystery. Though I never hope to solve the mystery of life, sensing it will give my life a feeling of fullness. I am not here to explain but to experience life. Understanding comes more from direct experience than from collecting bits of knowledge.
I sense life’s hidden meaning.
The desert is beautiful, the little prince added. And that was true. I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, seeing nothing, hearing nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams. . . . “What makes the desert beautiful,Read More...

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