Love is Grounding

Photo: A view from where I’m house sitting in a city.  I love the ivy growing on the wall.  The house has a lovely feel to it — it’s full of books!  Photo credit:  Rebel Recovery I’ve been feeling quite dissociated the past couple of days.  Out of my head in ways, like all of…

I’m a Published Author!

Photo: The path to the pond.  Photo credit: Rebel Recovery. …and you can be too. I’m proud to share that I’ve been published in the online magazine,  “Rebelle Society.“ Listening to myself, deeply, and writing my truths helps me heal. Sharing my writing, my truths, helps me heal too — it may mean I am…

Mom’s Dead. Not Sure if Anyone Told You.

Photo credit: Revel Recovery I saw the words in the title of this post captioning a Facebook post for ‘She Recovers‘ recently.  The words — the level of mother-child estrangement in them — made me catch my breath.  They are the title of an essay written by Rebekah Christofi.  And that essay may be the…

Healing, One Trigger at a Time

Photo credit: author – the last of the ice on the pond, hopefully A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder — Dissociative Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified) (DDNOS).  Dissociative disorders exist along a continuum, with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder) at the most extreme end and DDNOS…

About Me: Update

I believe it’s important for people to be as honest with themselves as they can be about their personal difficulties and struggles.  Only truth lights the way home; ignorance or wilful denial is a sure way to drift off course.  I also believe it’s important to share the stories of our personal struggles with each…

This is what Healing Looks Like

I find SO much wisdom and inspiration in the following post from Danielle LaPorte.  “As we haul our psyche up the next peak of clarity….. we become unrecognizable while we’re reassembling our identities….. ugly terror and resentment in between our power moments….” I hope you find wisdom and inspiration in it, too.  Here is the…

Self Expression as Revolution

I made a discovery this weekend (via the Facebook page of the venerable Lidia Yuknavitch)  that’s inspired my healing and I wanted to share that here. Her name is Tanya Tagaq and she is an Inuk throat singer, sometimes called a punk rock Inuk throat singer.  I love her!  She’s not someone I would have…

We need to understand how to provide trauma-informed care

I’m sharing a link to this article titled “We need to understand how to provide trauma-informed care.”  It’s a very simple, short, well-written piece dealing with problems treating children who have a trauma history, in the care services. I think that everything the author writes about children could also be applied to adults with a…

The Impact of Adverse Experiences in Childhood on Overall Health as an Adult

I feel passionate about writing this post today, which is mainly about sharing another writer’s blog post.  Christine Cissy White (“Cissy”) has written a clear and compelling essay about something many adults who experienced childhood abuse already know: the fall-out from childhood trauma can cause a myriad of health problems in adults.  Cissy goes further:…

Repost: Lidia Yuknavitch: The Misfit’s Journey

“The Chronology of Water” is definitely going on my “to read” list!   Annie. The misfit’s journey: Writer Lidia Yuknavitch tells her story at TED2016 The misfit’s journey: Writer Lidia Yuknavitch tells her story at TED2016 Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May February 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm PST Writer Lidia Yuknavitch has a favorite word:…