The Cha-Cha

Coffee is therapy. Read along as I relate and offer affirmation to the struggles of living with Complex PTSD over my morning coffee.

I recently had one of those days where I didn’t get everything I needed to get done, taken care of. The dishes sat, laundry sat, I didn’t cook.

I did manage some writing (heavy writing actually), some graphic work, my daughter’s schooling, a shower, and some correspondence taken care of. I did work yesterday too, but I knew despite the tasks I managed, that my brain was checked out.

The discussions with my husband, the reflections of my therapy last week, the new level of awareness and connection to my inner child – I have been doing some deep and heavy healing work.

So I plan to take intentional time for rest. I have a small list of things to work my way through but in general, I am taking my step back to reflect, to rest, and to sit with and process the things that have come to the surface.

Healing is truly a dance with oneself. Each step crucial to the flow and success of the dance. The cha-cha would not be complete if it were not for the step back – your healing is not complete without all the steps.

Make sure you always take that step back to rest and collect yourself. These moments of recharge and reconnection to yourself and your needs are so important as you heal.

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