The day I learned that victims of emotional child abuse view life (behaviors in others & themselves) through a distorted filter, my perspective shifted. Like those memes floating around Instagram & Twitter (the mannequin project?), I felt the past 36 years of my life pause while I had a 360 degree view of what’s going on around me. 850 more words
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Today was my last day of work before a 5-day extended weekend surrounding Christmas.
This is the first year I’ve ever looked forward to spending Christmas alone, and I know it’s because I finally understand the root of my loneliness (emotional child abuse) and I’m finally rounding the corner in my recovery. 659 more words
Scientists have shown how the brain anticipates all of the new situations that it may encounter in a lifetime by creating a special kind of neural network that is ‘pre-adapted’ to face any eventuality. 80 more words