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Coping Challenges: Physical limitations

Trigger Warning….please be mindful of any triggers related to child abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse when reading this post.  Not trying to be explicit, but any words or descriptions might cause trouble. 1,025 more words

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Alter Post: Shoulder pain, monkey bars, & body memories

When you were a little kid, did you ever want to play on the monkey bars?  Or go to gymnastics/tumbling class and do backward rolls?  Climb ropes or rope ladders at the parks?   1,265 more words

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Coping Challenges: Hyper-vigilance and Cold Weather Triggers

It’s fall.  The weather has turned cool, damp, and cloudy.  Leaves are changing color and falling.

Normally, this is my favorite season and time of the year.   827 more words

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It's Contagious

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote and then read a short piece about Creepy Neighbor Mr. Mason at my mindful writing class. (Mr. Mason was a family “friend” who thought it was appropriate to kiss and touch me when I was 12 or 13 years old and he was at least 45.) As I wrote at the time, it felt empowering and freeing to just say what happened to me. 891 more words


Anniversary Aggravation


she observes

the uptick in hypervigilance

she startles these days

significantly more often

than her norm

jumping out of her skin

without provocation

approach with silent footfalls… 123 more words


Walking Into The Fire (Violet)

No one cares.

Not when it comes to Violet. Not when Violet is hurting. Not when Violet needs a fucking break from life. Nope.

And when they do care, it’s too much for me to fucking handle. 326 more words


PTSD and Knocked Off Balance

During the exam, I get triggered,

Here come body memories,

And PTSD racing to the surface,

Heart pounding in my chest,

My body turns red, 149 more words