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Freezing

Starting anything is always the hardest part. I’ve noticed over the last few years, though, that sometimes I feel stuck and immobile in a way that doesn’t seem, for want of a more nuanced term, ‘normal’. 625 more words

Self Love

Listening to the song Moonshine by Bruno Mars. It feels like it was yesterday I showed you this song, you were in your chair and I was on the couch and you were making fun of Bruno and then I saw you vibing to the song. 489 more words

Love

The forcing of puzzle pieces

First of all I am sorry I have neglected you for so long. So very long, so many days have passed in-between the time my fingers graced the keys last and there mating again this morning. 1,134 more words

Alone

Trauma - Informed Care

Finding The Best Care

Finding a good doctor is essential, someone who listens, is compassionate and understanding.

Four years ago I was lucky enough to come across a medical doctor that I could work with. 65 more words

Trauma

November 22nd

Today is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of JFK.  And I’m old enough to remember the day.

The first hint of something big happening occurred when we caught glimpses of teachers standing together, heads bent close so they could hear something on a portable transistor radio (look it up…they were quite big at the time.) A short time later, a teacher came into the room and I remember her announcement. 215 more words

Psychology

11 things not to say to a grieving parent

There is usually a list of “what not to say” and “What’s helpful” and you know what, I don’t really think anything is helpful, I actually found that just being there was help enough.

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Stillbirth

The Best Response

Overlook my potential
Contaminate my reputation
Wrong my soul
I stay silent
Thought to be cowardice
My response is not my low profile words
But my high profile actions… 7 more words