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True Family

I was raised with the belief that, “Family is everything”.  Sadly this programming has set me up for many heart breaks and alot of sadness.  I grew up thinking that this included my extended family, which includes cousins, second cousins etc.  Family should be there to support you no matter what.  Family should be there …

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 you …

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 different …

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 by …

How to Feel on the Anniversary of your Trauma

If you are new to my blog, and to my business, you don’t know that I have been through things that most people can’t even imagine.  When I look at my personal trauma, I see that it could have been a lot worse and that there are many people out there who have suffered a …

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 – in …