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 →
Ironic I laughed at the irony when my writing prompt this morning said to write about what happiness means to me. Happiness has been fleeting for the last few days. It peaks its head occasionally, but in general – I have felt irritated and emotional. It started over a week ago with a facebook notification and has been compiled by... Continue Reading →
Shame and embarrassment often come hand in hand with childhood trauma. They hinder the healing process and stop a survivor from being their authentic self.