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Specializing in Betrayal Trauma, PTSD, CPTSD, Depression and Anxiety, these blog posts are written with a compassionate voice with advice on how to heal, build inner wholeness, and move forward at your own pace, one step at a time. 

Jewelle Colwell Boldt is a Certified Life Coach, who writes from the heart as she shares from her own personal experiences toward recovery to inspire the journeys of others to facilitate a steady and authentic healing from trauma. 

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February 20, 2019

And then, piece by tiny piece, we put together a new picture of our becoming. The image is different, that's true, but is that such a bad thing? What if beauty comes in all shapes and styles and the rainbows of our new vibrancy? The clarity now, the raised awarenes...

May 16, 2018

The mind does not accept BIG changes easily. Generally, this causes a stress signal in our nervous system, resulting in a fight or flight - or freeze, as in my case - response.  Now add the pre-existing condition of depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an...

April 5, 2018

Standing in the face of all this TRUTH, a changed reality, we can all feel small.  Truth is big! And it can overwhelm the most determined of us. So how, then, do we move on?

March 29, 2018

I'm led to talk with you about why we need to be strong. Why we push ourselves minute by minute to grow, expand, take that next courageous step in our forward direction.  Perhaps, though, it's time redefine what exactly we see as "Strong or "Inner Str...

March 22, 2018

Part way through the class, the tears began to stream down my face.  I couldn't stop them.  I spent the rest of the practice swallowing my sobs so as not to disturb the other people in the room. I was so done with the tears, and I was beginning to get annoyed with...

March 17, 2018

Hi and welcome back to The Art of Onward - where I'm Using My Story to Inspire Yours.  

There are so many aspects of emotional trauma - physical, spiritual, emotional, mental, and intellectual. Yes, I've separated intellectual from mental, because in my experience,...

February 14, 2018

The relationship we cultivate with ourselves is the longest, and most important of all. No matter what, where, how, every evening we look ourselves in the eye and are confronted with our fears, doubts, triggers, joys, loves - in short, all of it. One big package of hum...

January 22, 2018

As I look back on those early, and dark, days, I now know I was surrounded by love, my angel was there, in his most common, invisible form, and although I did not feel his presence in my shocked state, I was not alone. I felt  alone, yes, desperately isolated in my gri...

January 12, 2018

January 11 today, and the positive, empowering, inspiring, exciting messages are still everywhere. All over social media. If trauma is still in heavy grasp of you, this may be just too much to bear. Are we tired yet? All that well meaning prompting, pushing and remindi...

December 31, 2017

Remember, KNOW where you've been so you can move more confidently in to the FUTURE.   Most of all, enjoy the process of celebrating the incredible YOU that you are.

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