This is what trauma recovery and healing looks like in real-time.
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.
As a trauma survivor, when triggers hit it takes a moment to breathe, with some self-reflection to remember that I am in control of my story.
I feel so powerless right now. “To admit uncertainty is to admit to weakness, to powerlessness, and to believe in yourself despite both. It is a frailty, but in this frailty there is a strength: the conviction to live in your own mind, and not in someone else’s.” -Tara Westover It all started when I... Continue Reading →