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The brain hard-wired by trauma

Traumatic events such as rape, a car accident, or war, can overwhelm a person’s brain and the nervous system’s coping mechanisms. People who experienced some form of trauma as a child — abuse, neglect, abandonment — are even more susceptible. 500 more words

Mental Health

Chapter Four: The Fallout (Part 2)

“He’s heeeere.”

She whispered, in the voice from a horror movie she once watched long ago. Felix slipped between the bookcases, taking Jess with him laughing slightly under his breath as if this was all a game. 699 more words

My Life

On "Not Blogging for an Audience" and The Fear of Failure.

I have writers block. Not right now per se, but I get it often. I get it because I have a fear of failure. I’m a perfectionist although I’m working on it thank you very much. 841 more words

New Blog

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I think we all have a little fear of failure, but we can't let that stop us chasing our dreams. Nice post and thanks for the pingback and mention! -OM Note: Comments disabled here, please comment on their post.

Reflection

I suspect that I have lost readers with my stance in my previous blog post.

I cannot stand silent when there are people being harassed, abused, threatened, and/or oppressed in any manner. 111 more words

Writing

I think these butterflies
have evolved into dragons;
massive wings beat at my ribs,
and flared nostrils threaten to sear my insides to ash,
rendering all manner of damage at the thought of your smile. 8 more words

Writing

Life Events Journal Entry circa 2014

We are a family of three, artists and crafters all. Today marks a bittersweet anniversary, as it’s been two weeks since my family became homeless, or rather “houseless,” having become residents of our van. 403 more words

Writing

blue butterfly #23.10

Number 84
In my tall tower without a door
The center are going to heal it.
Well, that’s what everyone is saying
It will provide… 24 more words

Clare Holman-Hobbs