Dealing With Triggers


If you don’t know what a trigger is, it is an event, smell, sight, or sound that causes you to flash back to the traumatic event that you suffered. You never know when it is going to hit you or how it will affect you when it does.  You may not always react when youContinue reading “Dealing With Triggers”

Meditation for Healing from Trauma


You are in the midst of the flashbacks and memories, the nightmares and the night sweats.  You are seeing your counsellor regularly and you have a psychiatrist on speed dial.  You feel like you should be better – this crap happened a long time ago, so why can’t you get rid of it? Everyone has differentContinue reading “Meditation for Healing from Trauma”

Birthdays and Renewal


Yesterday was my birthday.  I don’t normally put a lot of thought into my own birthday, but this year held many ‘anniversaries’ for me.  I turned 45 and realized that I feel better now than I have in a long, long time.  This birthday marks 30 years since my life was turned upside down byContinue reading “Birthdays and Renewal”

Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


My Spirit is in here, wrapped in the darkness that shields me from the pain.  I want to break free, I don’t want to live here, but the fear drives me deeper yet into the protection of my safe place.  All around me memories surface, causing ripples in the mirror I gaze at – inContinue reading “Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”