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What I Don't Remember: Second Journal Entry, Age 8

I was surprised to read that my dad hit me. I have earlier memories of being spanked (which is really just a more acceptable term that we relate to parenting) for minor offenses. 136 more words

Childhood Trauma

Imposter Syndrome in Trauma Survivors

Here’s a story.  I’m sharing it because it might elucidate something for you.  I’ll open with a question.

Have you ever felt something like a fear of discovery? 1,413 more words


Broken Rainbow

Photo by Tommy Stone

Tommy titled this photo “Broken Rainbow”, and it gave me a new perspective on rainbows. His photographs give me a new perspective on a lot of things. 335 more words


I don't miss it at all...

In an online group someone asked the question what do you not miss about your ex spouse. There are many things that I don’t miss about Mr. 300 more words

I Need A Vacation

Today was a hard day. I struggled for most of the day with emotions and flashbacks. It’s the first time in a long time, maybe months, that I’ve had this much trauma stuff come up in one day. 115 more words


Got Your ACE Score?

Feelings buried alive continue to echo from the grave. 

I really dislike the statement, “…everybody has a story.”  I feel it is dismissive.  When people begin to share their childhood stories, typically there are reasons.  

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Emotional Trauma Is A Hair Hazard

Winter has always been the season when I feel the most down of all the seasons. I love the spring, summer and fall – so beautiful,  but not winter, I just can’t take the darkness and the cold. 322 more words