Our mission is to be of service by igniting joy, exploration and freedom in the lives of people affected by childhood trauma.
According to our ACE scores, we should probably be dead by now. The Adverse Childhood Experiences test counts the number of certain adversities faced in childhood (physical abuse, a parent’s incarceration, etc) to predict the likelihood that you will develop heart disease, cancer, STDs, addiction, suicidal ideation, and other such cheery ailments. Our childhood had all the basic ingredients, plus some extra spice, to cook up disastrous outcomes: Alcoholism. Domestic Violence. Emotional Abuse. Sexual Abuse. CPS Involvement. Court Intervention. Isolation.
But here we are, not only not dead, but positively alive and doing pretty dang well! Healthy. Happy. And hopeful as heck. Our healing journeys have been tough, tumultuous, and sometimes terrifying, but through it all we’ve come to a place of true gratitude. Our proverbial cups are overflowing and we want to share our struggles and strengths with others in the hopes of easing their journeys. As siblings who endured some serious madness and came out on top (for the most part), we’re inspired to help other people beat the odds and change the stats! From that desire to serve (and copious amounts of coffee), the Brother Sister Blog was born. We’re not therapists or experts. At the end of the day, we’re just two kids who made it through and want the same for you.
A little about us: Tony is a charismatic introvert. He’s everybody’s favorite and the one you call for help. He’s the older brother, but due to the last few years of healthy and inspired living, is often asked if he is the younger brother. Monica is an idealist through and through, which can be equally annoying and inspiring. She’s mostly working on looking like the younger sister again.
Welcome to our site!