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This is What Hanging In There Looks Like

I wake up around 9:00 with a splitting headache and a sense of dread. I hide under the pillow until my husband brings me my tea. 609 more words

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Shame: I wonder how much of my headache is from shame?

Not much to write at this time.  My head aches too much.  But I do recognize a connection between Oriental medicine treatment helping my body feel better and increased feelings of shame or distress in the form of scalp/forehead pain. 135 more words

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Same Old Thing, Over and Over

Tuesday, January 3. I have therapy today instead of Monday because E just got back from New York last night. It’s a relief to see her again. 1,889 more words


Coping Challenge: being emotionally supportive to other family

Since Christmas, I have been struggling with really bad anxiety.  Flashbacks, nightmares, changes in sleep and eating patterns, etc.

The body pain increased too.  That made me wonder what exactly triggered this round of escalation? 345 more words

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Shame: Mistakes do not make a bad person

Sometimes life throws a curve ball.  Plans change.  Priorities change.

I thought my Chinese medicine treatments were over for the semester (winter break) and didn’t plan on one over the weekend.   314 more words

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Life Changing Moments

At least three times every year, I think about what life would be like if I got a companion, a pet cat or dog.  And each time, I get flashbacks to all of my “failures” in trying to care for myself and a pet.   404 more words

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Breathwork and Healing

It feels really weird, for lack of a better word, to write about trauma in such a personal way.  I prefer to write about it from the bird’s eye perspective.   759 more words