Tim Eby-McKenzie, MA, LMFT

Trauma Recovery Specialist

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What is Purity, and Why Call It a Culture?

(Thoughts from an ally – Intro/Pt. 1) The first chapter of Genesis (B’reshit in Hebrew) written on an egg in the Israel Museum. ** Caveat Emptor: This post is for those interested in re-thinking the “God wants you to keep yourself pure” message of the (predominantly) Christian Purity Culture. It’s a post about Spiritual Trauma, and thus a…

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“Down Girl” or “You Go, Girl”?

Recently, I read Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, by Kate Manne, Ph.D. If you think you have room to criticize Simone Biles, I refer you to both Manne’s exceptionally rigorous treatment of the commoditization and dehumanization of women, and to the slightly less academic, yet equally astute decision tree below. The notion that anyone…

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Can My Childhood Affect My Health As An Adult?

Oh, my – yes! The Centers for Disease Control conducted a famous study on Adverse Childhood Experiences, which demonstrated clear links between such experiences  (from the categories of Abuse, Neglect and Family Dysfunction) and problematic behavior, as well as negative physical and mental health problems. The good news, though, is that trauma-informed therapy and practices (like…

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