I walked into my pain and realized more than I could have expected.
Working through the pain and confusion caused by the link between the broken child inside and the whole woman that I want to be.
Trauma recovery is a long-term, extremely challenging undertaking. Constant reflection is necessary.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I don’t have much of a reason other than life has been rough and writing has taken a back seat. I think because when I write, everything always stays in the forefront of my mind, forcing me to process, and think, and feel … and I needed a... Continue Reading →
It's been 23 years since the day my grandfather shot himself rather than face me in court. A day that I have very little actual memory of. I remember the hotel that morning, going to check out the continental breakfast, I vaguely remember the detectives coming to tell us my grandfather was dead of his... Continue Reading →
My second article has been published on The Mighty website. This piece is a personal look into how the childhood abuse I endured affects my marriage. It is also a testament to the power of love and support from our loved ones. We have been together almost nine years, my husband and I. Next to... Continue Reading →
My therapist says that recovery happens in a repetitive cycle of exploration, expression, and containment. I can attest personally to the truth of this. It’s been almost 30 days since I last wrote. This is my second cycle through containment since I first started this journey. It’s been 10 months since I first shared my... Continue Reading →