Recently I allowed someone to take my treasured smile off my face. Bad on me, a smile is one thing I have control over. We have the right to smile at wacky food if we so choose, or can others take the right to smile away? What can we do for good with a smile,…Read more »
So much talking and so little understanding. A famous proverb reminds us, “Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions.” Don’t we already hear the “fool” in others? Everyone has an opinion about EVERYTHING. The oddest part is that everyone is talking so much that few want any true understanding. Here…Read more »
Had the trauma of such complete abandonment not happened, I would not be where I am today. Had the closest people in my life not entirely walked away I could not have had the space to find my own solutions without nonsensical input, keeping me in ill health. Had I not kept fighting through it…Read more »
When others speak harsh and rude words, we take note. Do we realize that our words may come across to others as just as harsh and rude? While we endure and move through the years of trauma and chronic illness we have important choices to make. My favorite (and my most difficult) is to see…Read more »
The price of shame! We are a culture of humiliation with cyber-bullying. Why? This serves nothing, of any good. It only serves those who prey on the victims. Complete waste of time, energy and resources. STOP doing it and STOP paying attention to it. Monica Lewinsky says it well, “Public shaming as a blood-sport has got…Read more »
Most of us will not be fighting in a war, in a military combat sense. Yet, most of us will battle chronic illness at some point in our lifetime. Combat and chronic illness are two completely different beasts. So what can those of us with chronic illness learn from those who are willing to share their…Read more »
Trauma all too often traps us in the present and past but won’t allow us to move through it. We get stuck, really stuck. The twists and turns of perspective can help us see a way out of the trap.