Lucky One

Lucky One

The Process When it comes to recovery, I am lucky. I am lucky because I get flashbacks along with my emotions. I know what you are thinking. That doesn’t sound very lucky. But flashbacks give me valuable information about why I am experiencing the emotions. It can...
The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright

Inner Battles Planning for the future is hard for survivors. In many cases, we spent a childhood seriously questioning our ability to live to the next day, year or decade. The end always seemed to be right around the corner. In reality, it might not have been, but it...
Beneath the Emptiness

Beneath the Emptiness

The Emptiness Over the past few days, I have been feeling an unusual emptiness. It isn’t sadness or depression. I am used to those feelings. It is as though a part of me has dropped away. But this part of me is not really me. I am still here. I have checked in with my...
Anxiety in Parents and Children

Anxiety in Parents and Children

Over the past month, I have written two articles with a focus on anxiety.  I have experienced anxiety from a young age.  I have also noticed it in my children.  And I have some observations about how it starts, how we pass it down, and how it manifests. PsychCentral:...