The Leeb Legacy

I never looked at my life as if there were things to fix or uncover. As a Sanguine Compulsive, I wanted to always live in “happy land”. Unless something was currently bothering me, the issue wasn’t there in my mind. As you can imagine, I was incredibly wrong! The things in my life that I... Continue Reading →

Laura and Raphael -Newlyweds in Process

"Raphael and I met in college playing soccer shortly after we graduated, started dating and like all couples we had our highs and lows in the relationship. We got married after six years of courtship and thinking "OK, we're already a little more mature" (just because we had stopped arguing daily - LOL). In January... Continue Reading →

Phil and Tram – Overcoming Life

Transformed from the inside out “When I first met pastor Bill I thought he was going to fix my wife for me. Little did I know what would unravel and become exposed the more we met and the more we dug deeper into what the real issues were. I initially thought I had a marriage... Continue Reading →

Roots of Anxiety

Panic, sweating, racing thoughts, exhaustion, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, ruminating thoughts. Some of the painful, and exhausting symptoms of anxiety. In many cases, anxiety is accompanied by a strong inner-critic which places pressure on us to be perfect. It can also be accompanied by paranoia, depression and many other symptoms. If any of this rings a bell... Continue Reading →

Trauma Informed Leadership

I want to take some time to talk about trauma-informed leadership. If you have any experience leading or managing a team, you know the challenges that come with it. It can be thankless and frustrating work that calls for a tall order of resilience. You’ve got to inspire people, deal with toxic personalities, build team... Continue Reading →

Self Betrayal Due to Past Trauma

The Toll of Complex Trauma This is for those of you who are caught in what seems like an endless cycle of starting something, seeing glimmers of success, and then, for some strange reason you cause yourself to fail. This is self-sabotage, a common cycle for those who suffer from Complex PTSD, and/or  recovering from... Continue Reading →

Are you Appeasing or Forgiving from the Heart?

These observations may be of some service in understanding and clarifying the erroneous notion that forgiveness should ever be equated with appeasement or confused with unearned trust. They are not only unequal, they are opposites. This is important on many levels. How we forgive as well as when and why we ought to offer forgiveness... Continue Reading →

Trauma and Character Development

The word ‘trauma’ is derived from the Greek term for ‘wound’. Very frightening or distressing events may result in a psychological wound or injury – and trauma in psychological terms in the emotional response to such an event. Traumatic events certainly include one-off events like natural disasters, terrorist attacks or acts of random violence. Some include exposure... Continue Reading →

Is Past Trauma Affecting Your Relationship?

Our early experiences with those closest to us shape how we understand the nature of relationships. Other abuses, neglect, abandonment issues will also affect current relationships. During these years, we develop our attachment style. Attachment style influences who we fall in love with, how we behave in romantic relationships, and even how the relationship ends. ... Continue Reading →

Narcissism

Keep in mind, if you're a narcissist, you likely will not admit it. I am sure you have heard the ancient tale of Narcissus: he fell in love with his reflection in the water, lost his humanity and turned into a flower. This is where the term “narcissism” comes from, although the story itself is... Continue Reading →

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