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Coping Strategies: Spirituality and Meditation for Fear

My first experience with this quote came from reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.  I love this series because the characters are tested and allowed to grow in spite of or because of their internal and external struggles to live in an uncertain world.   751 more words

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I'm Back

After making it through the most excruciating night of pain I’ve ever felt, I’m back. I am still in an incredible amount of pain, but no longer feel like I’m dying. 1,096 more words

Coping Challenge: Working through Backlash

What is backlash?

My therapist describes backlash like this (my summary of our many conversations):

Trauma survivors have a difficult time letting go of the hyper-vigilance or relaxing.   1,382 more words

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Emotional Thermometer Just Hit 90...

Emotional Thermometer Reading. These words flow together obtusely like Grass-Roots Movements and Synergistic Management Solutions. (…The haay-elll does that even mean?) I ALMOST know what the definitions are all about, and they sound important and interesting and descriptive, but secretly, I’m wondering what the fancy jargon is all about. 1,210 more words


Coping with Anniversaries Series: Father's Day

What is an anniversary?

An anniversary is an important event or experience that brings back a flood of memories and feelings triggering anxiety, depression, or other symptoms that negatively affect an individual.   1,383 more words

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When the body remembers what the mind forgets

I walked out of the day surgery room and said to my daughter “that was traumatizing“. She looked oddly at me because all that had been done was a routine non-malignant skin cancer removal on my neck and I had been through this before. 1,141 more words


Chained and bound forever

I don’t understand myself anymore. I’m scared a lot of the time. I see his face. At night I hear him coming. At times I feel him in my body, the ripping pain, the unknown, the fear, no way to quell the pain, no way to speak out loud about it. 305 more words