What is it about us?

What is it about us?

I have been asked countless questions from trauma survivors about recovery.  For those of us on this journey, we are seekers and we want answers.  We do our research and we won’t stop until we understand.  I want to help people in their quest to understand.  Actually,...
Rethinking Paranoia

Rethinking Paranoia

Paranoia is one of the most stigmatized symptoms of complex trauma.  It is often viewed as a sign of a serious mental illness.  But the reality of paranoia is different.  It is everywhere.  I believe childhood trauma makes it a guarantee.  Paranoia can be so many...
Translating Self-Help

Translating Self-Help

6 Popular Phrases Translated for Trauma Survivors In this work, I have met people who have tried many healing modalities.  Let’s face it.  We are all looking for a way to feel better.  We are tired of the physical, emotional and mental exhaustion coming from complex...
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...
The Power Shift

The Power Shift

Sometimes I give in to my inner child and check up on the old family members.  Social media allows for such things, and I am not sure if that is good or bad.  And the decision to check up on them (although very infrequently) comes with a ton of self-ridicule.  “Why do...