Tag: trauma

Standing at the Crossroads

I’ve been a bad blogger.  No blogger should go four months without writing a post, but that’s what I’ve done.  Anyone who truly knows me can confirm that I didn’t run out of things to say.  I sort of “hit the wall” in my… Continue Reading “Standing at the Crossroads”

Veins of Gold

We work so hard in our recovery in order to establish boundaries of safety, predictability, and truth, and then someone comes along to challenge us and our healing process. Are we okay? Are we sure that we did “that” work? What do we do now?

Breaking Up the Switchbacks

The healing process is painful, exhausting and time consuming, but, ultimately, the process is uniquely ours whether we wanted it or not.

Default Options

Many of our responses to our life experiences and relationships can be described as automatic or knee jerk, but it is possible to change our responses when we are able to discern and internalize alternatives.

Denial and Coping

While our coping strategies enable us to survive trauma and difficult circumstances, they do not serve us any longer when we are in recovery. They do not, however, lose their power. Sometimes we experience a sense of being “stuck” when we are still “coping” rather than moving forward with a greater sense of freedom.