Triggered!

Triggers come in a variety of ways. I recently had the experience of being triggered by someone’s behavior that took me back to a painful place, causing me distress. To someone else, who does not have my past, it would be nothing perhaps. But to me, the situation flooded my soul with pressure, old anxiety, … More Triggered!

Painful Pasts

If you have lived through a very painful past then you are able to understand how exhausting and emotionally dark it can be to recount these experiences… you feel the pain and turmoil all over again — as though you have purposely gone back for more. Who would want to do that to themselves? That … More Painful Pasts

Saying Good-bye

I sat there in my writing class thinking about the assignment our teacher gave, “Write about a process…” she said. In reflecting back almost two years ago to a time that marks a major turning point in my life, I thought about this day — the day I said good-bye to our wonderful pet of … More Saying Good-bye