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Learning the cycle

So I’m noticing a cycle. I soar into something wonderful – a new capacity or skill or realisation. Life is wonderful, almost ecstatic. Then I find myself grounding and trying to integrate the new experience with my life and ideas and past. 576 more words

Mental Health

Anxiety, Addiction, and Eating Disorders

I have an eating disorder. Along with it, I also suffer from PTSD, general anxiety disorder, and panic disorder with agoraphobia. Hooray.

Apparently, I’m not alone. 1,278 more words



I guess it’s good that I can’t recall the nightmares I have after I awaken from them; they are bad enough to often already have me in tears upon waking for the first time for the day – and I don’t mean like a few little snuffles either – I mean like full-blown… 66 more words

Americana Injustica: The Most Forgettable Memoir Ever Written

Leaping Forward

For the first time in the two years since losing my job I have felt able to apply for another.  The way my last job ended, where I got pushed out by my boss for needing a couple of days off work due to mental health problems, really knocked my confidence.   303 more words

Abuse Survivor

5 Big Myths About Emotions

Because I recently saw Inside Out, I’d like to share five major myths I often struggle with regarding my emotions. And I’d like to dispel them. 1,851 more words


From Chaos to Calm - Part 1: Creating a Container

In my last post, I talked about how increased regulation in my nervous system was a key factor in some really big changes for me. I mentioned that it helped me stop relying on sugar, but it also was part of reducing fatigue, anxiety and depression. 320 more words


As Phase 3 ends, it's time for Phase 4: Continuing in the Community (Trauma Recovery for East African Refugees in San Diego)

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night.
– Rumi

Hi everyone,

Have you been tracking recent developments in the region of eastern Africa?

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