Although Innovation has its place, nothing can replace higher quality, trauma informed therapeutic intervention and safe connections. The most profound action a therapist advised me to do was to speak to myself as a child. To tell her how clever and brave she wants to get herself out of a developmental trauma situation. The therapist did this by deep listening, building a safe connection with me and finding a tool that resonated with me. In the challenges I have faced since then, thinking about that brave child has been incredibly powerful for me. I also love collecting memes. Ones that make me feel strong or make me laugh out loud.