Safety is a precious commodity that very few have the means to hold. Safety is not something that should be sold like a commodity, but it is, just like everything else. How much safety do you buy? Insurances of any kind, equipment, safety services? It’s a huge market, because it is a basic human need. … Continue reading Safety is a Commodity.
An interesting thing happens when you begin to become aware of what is actually occurring in your current life is because your perceptions are skewed from gaslighting. It’s a very powerful acknowledgment. Once you became aware of it you begin to find it everywhere. That’s the backhand of awareness, you can’t un-find what you’ve already … Continue reading Gaslighting
Have you ever asked for help healing? Where did you even start? We start with awareness, every single time. And every single time awareness has the power to stop us in our tracks. I’ve asked for help to heal physically, and been told that my symptoms are not urgent enough, and that I must wait… … Continue reading The Sharp Edges of Awareness
Of course I am talking about the masks that we wear. You know the ones. The ones that hide the truth about what makes you who you are. We wear them out of fear. Fear of judgment. Fear of isolation for being unique. Fear of discrimination. Fear of abuse. Fear of processing challenging emotions. Fear … Continue reading Don’t get caught with your masks off!
I can allow for three days grace, through trial and error I have found the magic number for me. It is 3. My specific window of tolerance for not following through with my self care baselines is three days. I’ve deemed it my three days grace. This means that I know that if I am … Continue reading Three Days Grace; the fine art of pacing.
I am learning to cognitively re-master my trauma responses, and that triggers others. I am actively working on the regulation of my whole body while I am triggered or in a heightened response state, and that triggers others. I’m working with my sensitivities, and learning how to create safety where I used to feel unsafe, … Continue reading Healing Triggers Others.
Finding authenticity has been a golden thread through my healing journey, and in my opinion it is part of the work. Authenticity for the experience of my journey to whole body wellness is what I decided that this blogging adventure is all about for me. It is about me having the freedom to share, and … Continue reading Finding Authenticity
Love does not isolate, it does not judge, it does not discriminate and it certainly doesn’t stigmatize. Love does not attack and abandon. Love does not allow someone to suffer alone. Love does not create obstacles to itself, it is people who create obstacles to love. Love is a thousand choices that we make. Love … Continue reading Love Does Not Isolate.
Healing is far from glamorous! It is painful, chaos, confusion, self doubt, balance, rejection, stigmatization, tears and panic attacks, and everything in between. The transitions from surviving to recovering, to healing, to stabilizing, to growing to thriving have been the wildest, profound, and fulfilling moments of my life. I called on myself to stand up … Continue reading Healing Complex PTSD is not glamorous
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