Tags » Trauma & Recovery


I asked only ever to be loved honorably,
I don’t want to be resurrected,
dragged under each armpit from the trenches,
No, I just want to sleep, 103 more words

Americana Injustica

The negative health impacts of loneliness

Love this TED talk about the negative impacts of loneliness on our health. So many of us feel deeply alone, isolating to protect ourselves to avoid rejection or abuse, scared to let people close and risk feeling more loss if that person leaves. 66 more words

Personal Development

My Companion on my Time-Traveling Train

Please note:  This material may be triggering for some with histories of trauma or abuse. I am more detailed in this piece than I am in most of my pieces.   801 more words


Do I Need Treatment for PTSD? Part 1

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. 225 more words


Addiction - animated explanation of the science showing the source of addiction

Science now shows that the cause of addiction is not the addictiveness of the drugs themselves, but the underlying reasons for taking the drugs – the emotional pain, trauma, and disconnection/loneliness that users feel. 50 more words

Abuse Recovery


Today I fight another great dark bull. The peach pills are small and round, and although they make me wake angry, I am running a silent film in my mind where I swallow at least five and float through the rest of this. 233 more words


Brave through Grace

Baby girl in a big people’s world, zippered up jammies with holes in the toes

Father, sister angry and abusive; brothers and mother neglecting, no one knows… 571 more words