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The Black Swan

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age four, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. 296 more words

Photography

Trying to Get Beneath Things

During a meditation, I realized what I have always been trying to do: get to the causal level of everything. It explains everything: my obsession with simplicity, my interest in Taoism, endless therapy, my fascination with organizational dynamics (talk about a weird interest!), you name it. 517 more words

The A Word.

This is my first post about this, and the word still feels too big to come out of my mouth. Ironically it’s only five letters long. 562 more words

Bpd

My Trauma Story

I think that before I delve into my spiritual journey and insights, that I should share why I needed to seek such an extreme healing. I do want to note that in addition to spirituality my recovery has also involved therapy, mindfulness, and anti-anxiety medication. 540 more words

Mindfulluna

Quote of the day July 25th 2016

Don’t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Personal

EMDR Session 3: Closing the door

Monday means EMDR. It’s become a regular fixture of dread in my schedule. Although my therapy sessions with J are often tough, I rarely hate the idea of going there. 728 more words

Depression

Trauma is a bitch

I listened to the studio version of this song… “I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else” by A Great Big World so many times post discovery day I thought I would just die right then and there, listening to that song, crying out those words. 563 more words

Married To A Sex Addict