The Imaginary Foe

The Imaginary Foe

We often talk about triggers as if they are catastrophic events which leave us (and everyone in our vicinity) reeling from the retraumatization.  Many believe that a trigger has to be something so closely linked to our trauma there is no mistaking the pattern in...
The Essential Drives

The Essential Drives

Love, Peace and Purpose This week, I achieved a huge milestone in my life.  I have wanted to be an author since I published my first poem in a kid’s magazine at 8 years old.  Monday, I released my first book.  When I started this journey, I thought the hard part would...
I’m Better Than Them

I’m Better Than Them

I have learned one important thing about the recovery process.  It is never boring.  Just when I think I have pieced together my past, I will get a memory back leading me to question how I could possibly forget it.  Just when I think I am entering a calm emotional...