A Winnowing Fork

In its simplest form it involves throwing the mixture into the air so that the wind blows away the lighter chaff, while the heavier grains fall back down for recovery. It is the act of separating the good from the bad. Separating yourself from the bad is a necessary act when you come through aContinue reading “A Winnowing Fork”

Guilt, Persausion, Mood

Whatever the challenge is facing you today, I pray that you remember yourself. See yourself and be grateful you’ve made it this far. Childhood tragedy and trauma are inexplicable. The person without the experience will never understand the trauma. Period. I don’t care how much you read about our experiences. I don’t care how muchContinue reading “Guilt, Persausion, Mood”

Fibers of the Heart

All trauma is not the same. “As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself…The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the HealingContinue reading “Fibers of the Heart”

Casually Comfortable

Childhood brought me no warm blankets. There were no bedtime stories to think about as I fell into sleep. No comforts that would ease my anguish. Navigating life has been odd for me. Definitions of comfortable meant for me the lack of internal pain. That’s probably not how most people would describe it. Comfortable isContinue reading “Casually Comfortable”

Brain Freeze

My mind didn’t heal me any more than my mind could heal a broken bone in my body. My mind has most often been an enemy set out to teach me to retreat, run or hide. Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful I had my mind for that very reason. The problem isContinue reading “Brain Freeze”

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