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”

Atonement

Holding myself in contempt is how I lived most days. Not understanding that the crimes I lived through were not about me — they were the deeds of my abusers. Why is that so hard for my heart to receive? The penetrating message that I am the bad one conflicts with my healing. This journeyContinue reading “Atonement”