I have decided to join a 30 day writing challenge. Writing is so cathartic, so healing, and such a big piece of my healing tool-kit that a writing challenge makes sense - so hear we go!
A survivor of institutional abuse has made it his life's mission to help other survivors. Listen along to learn his story and his mission.
Listen to my interview on the DeShaming podcast, aimed at providing support for childhood sexual abuse survivors.
This piece is part of a series I write occasionally called Childhood Memories where I recall a memory in story form. These pieces are short, to the point, and piercing as I process memories of emotional abuse, neglect, and fear.
Make sure you work some "alone time" into your self-care routine. Here are 5 self-care activities you can do by yourself.
Depression due to PTSD is very common for Trauma Survivors. Here are 9 steps I take to help myself move through depressive cycles and get back to living.
Self-Care is a very big part of trauma healing. Most importantly because of its role during our most difficult times. Self-care is what we use to help us refocus our minds and bodies to the present. It encourages us to intentionally seek out happiness during our times of great sadness. It is what we use... Continue Reading →
Sometimes other people say it better: “In order to believe clients' accounts of trauma, you need to suspend any pre-conceived notions that you have about what is possible and impossible in human experience. As simple as they may sound, it may be difficult to do so.”Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D. The magnitude of this truth is breathtaking... Continue Reading →
I set a boundary.It wasn’t my best performance,but I made my position clear. I feel bad.Did I make the right decision?It wasn’t an easy boundary -I had to be angry to even say it. No one took my anger personally.They understood.My boundary was respected. Yet, I keep running it around in circles in my head.Why... Continue Reading →
A quick update on me - I'm struggling with depression, a lot. Worse than it has been in many months. However, I am also working on a higher level of awareness then before as my healing continues. Because of that, I feel more in control of my depression than I have in the past. I... Continue Reading →