Can You Always Choose Your Feelings?

Can You Always Choose Your Feelings?

To all the people who keep insisting that you always get to choose what you feel: This is NOT true for trauma survivors OR people coping with health issues OR people grieving the loss of a loved one. PTSD is not a choice. Depression is not a choice. Anxiety is not a...

Guides Can Be a Source of Support

Guides Can Be a Source of Support

I’ve talked this week about trauma, especially unsupported trauma. This is where an event or situation takes place that overwhelms a person’s nervous system (their fight/flight/freeze/fawn response gets stuck in the “on” position), their brain senses a threat to them,...

Set in Motion

Set in Motion

SET IN MOTIONThis is how everything changed.This is how a life was saved.This is my story.Trigger warning for a brief mention of past suicidal intention.Also, bonus content in the last minute.https://youtu.be/MGMtIuwkXU0

One Year Ago Today

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today was the last time I gathered with people who were not my household family members or medical personnel for required medical appointments. One year ago today was the last time I hugged a friend.One year ago today was the last time I ate in a...

The Journey to Love: Healing Birthday Trauma

The Journey to Love: Healing Birthday Trauma

Photo by Tore F on UnsplashAs I write this, it’s my birthday. Like many trauma survivors, my birthday has never really been a day of celebration and joy. Rather, it’s been a collection of traumas big and small, a message layered year after year that I’m not worth...

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