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If my wounds were visible...

I stumbled across an article. It was a woman that shared some pretty traumatic abuse, in church, by her father. The sentence that caught my attention is one that I heard in my family… on many occasions, “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about!” 814 more words

Mental Wellness

Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive

In The Luckiest Girl Alive, Jessica Knoll rips off the veneer and exposes the harsh reality of women who have been raped. The PTSD episodes. 186 more words

Abuse Recovery

Irrational Rationalization

Quite a mouthful, eh? That’s what I’ve been mentally going through the last several months though, recognizing that irrational rationalization is what I used to survive all those years of abuse. 2,062 more words

Train Derailed by Kitten

Train Derailed by Kitten

Survival was the single-pointed meditation of my childhood
Speeding forward on the tracks of the survival train,
I became harder than steel… 99 more words

May 29 - Return of the Sleepless Nights

Mother’s day has come and gone. While I thought this would be the biggest stressor in my life currently, I must be wrong. Like a scary B horror movie sequel, sleepless nights have returned with a vengeance. 203 more words

Abuse Recovery

The Healing Power of Old Hymns

There were many times, particularly when I was a teenager and young adult, that I took great solace in hymns. Some seem to think that’s a bit odd. 829 more words



The nights have been long the past month. Living with this much anxiety, with this much trauma, in my body is not an easy feat. It starts when I wake up at 5 or 6am, usually from a nightmare, and gets worse until I’ve taken my nighttime medication (and 20mg of melatonin) at 9pm. 1,352 more words