$200 Was More Important Than My Safety

$200 Was More Important Than My Safety

I was driving about 40 mph down the freeway.  The visibility was low, the wind was angry and gusts hit the side of my little Topaz.  I was nervous I had both my hands steady on the wheel and had slowed down to match the conditions.  The roads were slick in areas and...
Step 1: Honesty

Step 1: Honesty

Honesty…. Honesty…. Honesty, it is something that we expect from ourselves and from others, but talk about painful.  It can be yucky to take a look at ourselves and our behaviors and the character flaws that keep us from becoming the person we want to...
My Name is Norma and I have Complex Trauma

My Name is Norma and I have Complex Trauma

It’s almost as if I am standing in front of a 12 step group, finally coming to the realization that I am powerless over my trauma.  I have to admit that lately, it has been kicking my butt.  Triggers are surfacing everywhere, triggers that I didn’t have to...
Taking a Toll Before Christmas

Taking a Toll Before Christmas

How is it possible to wake up first thing in the morning and feel completely drained?  That was me this morning.  I am anxious and just my normal day to day tasks seem to be so overwhelming.  Returning an item to a store, taking Christmas gifts to the school for the...
EMDR Works

EMDR Works

“I missed you at the last class, how are you doing with your husband’s intern?”  I read the message and had to stop.  Honestly, I haven’t even thought about it in weeks.  I was a bit shocked.  My old pattern would have been to obsess about it. ...