Backing Up the Head with the Heart

Backing Up the Head with the Heart

As a trauma survivor, I have spent the majority of my life in my head.  My body was not a safe place to reside.  It held all the emotions and pain of my childhood.  It held all the reminders of my past trauma.  So I dissociated and stayed in my head.  It was safe in...
The War of Responsibility

The War of Responsibility

The ‘R’ Word I went public with my recovery work about three years ago. During those three years, I have learned a thing or two about what makes survivors cringe and what doesn’t. Honestly, as a survivor, I already know what makes me cringe. And there is...
Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

Children have opinions. This is not a surprising statement for anyone who has raised a child past the age of 18 months. Children know what they want and they expect to get it. If they don’t get it, they will let you know their disappointment. Of course, this can be...