The Shutdown Switch

The Shutdown Switch

I refer to the end of the calendar year as the Trifecta.  I don’t know why I call it a Trifecta because it isn’t.  There are actually four major events in October, November and December creating chaos in this single mother’s life.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas...
The Complexities of Gratitude

The Complexities of Gratitude

It’s November.  And in the United States, that means the focus has shifted from spooky and scary stuff to family and gratitude.  For survivors of trauma, there’s nothing scarier than family and gratitude.  I have discussed the triggers coming from the endless Hallmark...
Dear God

Dear God

Dear God, I have tried to believe in you. I really have.  I desperately want you to be there.  If you aren’t there, it would be difficult for me to have the hope I need to keep going, to push through the darkest days of recovery and life in general.  But I’m going to...
It Is Different Because I Am Different

It Is Different Because I Am Different

Dear Inner Parts, You don’t live in the past anymore.  You don’t have to be scared anymore.  I am an adult and I am here to help and protect you when you need it.  We live in a different world now.  We have more power to make change.  We have more options than we used...
We Are ALL  Narcissists

We Are ALL Narcissists

This isn’t going to be one of those easy-to-read blog posts.  Honestly, most of my writing is difficult to read.  But today I am going to focus on our selfishness.  It is easy to talk about the selfishness of others, but I would not be doing my job if I did...