I Am Not Your Convenience

I Am Not Your Convenience

Dear Mother, You turned me into a lot of things when I was a child.  You projected all your horrible trauma on to me and made me your enemy.  In reality, I was simply a child who wanted to be loved.  I was your child and I wanted your protection.  I wanted to feel...
The Convenient Solution

The Convenient Solution

I watched Troop Zero the other night.  At the end, I cried and cried.  I cried more than I normally do.  I’m not a crier.  I never felt safe enough to cry.  I did love the story.  It was a great movie.  The main character was a little girl in a very difficult...
4 Stepping Stones to Trust

4 Stepping Stones to Trust

Last week, I discussed how our traumatic past can convince us trust is not the answer.  When we grow up with trauma, all signposts point to trust being incredibly dangerous.  And anything deemed dangerous is to be avoided when we live in survival mode.  But a life...