On May 29th, I'll be running a 5k for one of my favourite charities, To Write Love On Her Arms. It's a nonprofit agency that works to support and inspire people who struggle with depression, self injury, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. They try to directly connect people with services and therapy, as well as publishing … Continue reading Run For It!
Lately the words are trappedDown below where the beasts lieIn wait and pace insideWe say, no more rhymesBut my mind is like stained glassSegmented colors and shapesRolling thunder and earthquakesGhosts that never stopped screamingIf it's quiet I'm far awayIf it's still they lie there deadJust let it go they saidBut the pain lives in themThe … Continue reading Strength (You must crawl through the darkness to find the light)
Recovery is a balance of feeling the pain and also managing it in other ways. I've always experienced emotional pain as more challenging than physical pain. Maybe it's because I have a high tolerance for physical pain, but my emotions are intense and strong. Since I've realized more about my particular neurotype, I can see … Continue reading Healing
This past week has been difficult because I've had to deal with some health issues. People with chronic trauma often develop physical symptoms like frequent pain and other medical conditions. A child who experienced repetitive trauma is likely to have an overactive nervous system and more stress hormones released into their body. Stress hormones cause … Continue reading Mind and Body
I wanted to write a post about being a mom when you're trying to heal from trauma. There's so much to say about it. I can intellectualize the hell out of it by talking about ending the cycle of trauma, building resiliency, modeling self care, and how exhausting it is to re-parent yourself while also … Continue reading Another Chance