“Jacked Up”

“Jacked Up”

I have mentioned before that I am not in charge of this journey.  There is something comforting and completely terrifying about that.  In reality, my ego self (adult self) could never be in charge of this journey.  I would not know how to do it or where to start. ...
6 Steps to Overcoming Invalidation

6 Steps to Overcoming Invalidation

I haven’t met a survivor who hasn’t been invalidated as they have journeyed through their recovery process.  When we hear invalidating statements, it hits us hard.  But there is a way to make it less painful.  Believe it or not, invalidation is a process.  It isn’t a...
Own What Is Yours

Own What Is Yours

I have been triggered today.  While I don’t normally write blog posts from this place (unless they are written by parts), I feel I have an obligation to sound a wake up call when it comes to generational trauma.  I feel a strong desire to write this despite...
Mother’s Day … Again

Mother’s Day … Again

It’s almost Mother’s Day again.  It comes every year without fail.  I try not to play the “society says we celebrate this today” game, but it is hard when I grew up in an environment where conforming was a life or death situation.  And even if I attempted to ignore...