This week, we talk with a licensed clinical social worker and humanitarian, Kristen Guskovict, founder of H.E.A.R.T. of Aid Work, about trauma symptoms and stories, plus how to recognize when you likely have unresolved trauma and need therapy. Kristen explains how many of us downplay painful and traumatic experiences because we are “still functioning” or we belittle our own traumas in comparison to perceived “more significant” traumas of others. However, neither are healthy for good mental health. Kristen reminds us that these traumatic experiences, whether they are big or little traumas, still chip away at us and are reflected in how we interact with others. We talk together why traumas must be acknowledged and addressed---Kristen offers journaling as a smart practice for trauma work. Plus, if you do need to seek trauma therapy, listen in as we discuss the next steps and how to approach therapy.