“Unlike other forms of psychological disorders, the core issue in trauma is reality.” Bessel A. von der Kolk — Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and … Continue reading My C-PTSD
“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.”—Joseph Roux I am currently baffled by the process of making friends. I never had a ton of friends as a kid or a teenager, but I … Continue reading A Habit of Isolation
“This kitty cat lost her mind Been lookin’ for a star-sent sign that I’ll be alright Look to the skies” —”Rainbows” by Kesha It’s been a year since I started … Continue reading Where does that highway go to?
“Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don’t have to be swept away by your feeling.”—Henepola Gunaratana It’s been a troubling week. I’ve skipped a lot of meals. I’ve cried … Continue reading “I’d certainly like to.” is not, after all, “yes.”
Am I an empty cup? Or just a cup with no bottom? Nothing seems to fill me up: Pouring in Summer, feeling Autumn.
“Alchemy doesn’t work like that. He’s under the influence of unbound principles. You can’t flush those out the way you’d try to get rid of mercury or ophalum.”—Sim, The Wise … Continue reading Echos
“This promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have not yet achieved.”–James Norrington, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl It’s been a year and a … Continue reading I Bought a House and Died a Little Inside
“The inability to get something out of your head is a signal that shouts, “Don’t forget to deal with this!” As long as you experience fear or pain with a … Continue reading Healing from Narcissistic Abuse: a story of seeking health