Tags » Post-traumatic Growth

Merry Resilience to All!

Back when I worked the disaster trail, what I enjoyed most was watching resilience at play. In spite of neighborhood-flattening hurricanes, mass casualty losses, catastrophic flooding, and other mishaps, the strength of the human spirit was always quick to move in and carry people forward. 388 more words

Gaining Perspective

Productive Journaling v. Unproductive Journaling

I received my very first journal when I was in the 4th grade. My teacher gave me a journal with a two-page note inside about the importance of writing down my thoughts, feelings, and stories. 573 more words


People Who Have PTSD are the Strongest People You Will Ever Know

People who have PTSD are the strongest people you will ever know.

Every single day we live through rape, or war, or abuse, or near death experiences. 56 more words

Sexual Abuse

Adaptation and Bouncing Forward

News can seem to be a nonstop narrative of tragedies and victims: an unceasing flow of children, women, and men routed by war, fleeing drought, epidemics, terrorists, repression. 91 more words


The Abuse Stops, But The Pain Doesn't

Sometimes things happen that are super triggering for my trauma stuff. While I usually know what things will trigger it, I don’t always know when those triggers will occur. 146 more words


"The time has come," the Walrus said...

I’ve been trying to write for the past two days, but I’m struggling to find the courage to write or say what I feel inside. 83 more words


#WhereWereYou: But Also Where Are You Going?

I was just beginning my Master’s In Social Work program and working part-time at local sporting goods store. Work started out fairly routine by doing inventory but then one of my co-workers said a plane just hit The World Trade Center.   725 more words

Social Work