Letter to FEAR, Sealing My Words

Letter to FEAR, Sealing My Words

Letter to Fear DEAR FEAR: This past month I have been blinded and afraid to write because of you.  I have been afraid of judgment.  I have wondered if the words I have spoken here will be used against me when it comes to future jobs to my future life.  You did exactly...
Blown About Like The Sand in a Breeze

Blown About Like The Sand in a Breeze

Trauma came and swept me off my feet, unexpectedly I was falling…falling.  That’s how it works, it provides no notice.   I was blindsided.  In slow motion…unable to catch myself.  Dropping slowly through time and as parts of me landed, I was...
Learning to Live in the Present

Learning to Live in the Present

It is peaceful here,  I can hear the birds singing their morning song.  A robin sits on the highest point, looking back and forth in all directions, it must have quite the view. The trees are mostly bare, their skeletons brush against the cloudy sky.  I am surrounded...
Do You Have Trauma?

Do You Have Trauma?

“He did this to me.”  Even saying those words sucks the air out of the room.  My breathing becomes labored and my heart rate increases.  Sometimes I think back on the memories and I have to ask myself, “Did that really happen to me?”   It seems...
The Memories Are Engraved Into My Mind

The Memories Are Engraved Into My Mind

He sits on the edge of our bed, “She was more beautiful than you are.” My heart sinks! He stands above me pointing at my head as I kneel at the foot of our son, “Leave them here.” I feel fear! He laughs with his friends until I approach, then...