Freeze mode, when survival is at stake and the situation you are in overwhelms your coping capacities and leaves you paralyzed in fear.
Bear with me dear readers - you are experiencing my growing pains in real-time as I learn how to balance all the things that are important to me in my life, including myself.
I’m not sure if this has been a week of avoidance or a week of conscious "mental time off" to allow my whole self to contain and to rest.
It's been 2.5 weeks since my world flipped. A week ago I thought I was moving comfortably into the realm of acceptance as I faced all of the emotions that came with the suddenly change and how it happened. That's the tricky thing about bargaining. Not to say that I wasn’t dipping my toes into... Continue Reading →
Routines are important for mental health. They provide a sense of control over certain things in life and offer a sense of structure and normalcy.
Only a trauma survivor understands the work that goes into managing trauma triggers. I am learning let my triggers guide me through my healing.