What Brings an Ounce of Humor to Trauma?

There is nothing funny about trauma, nothing. As we have experienced it and lived with it for our entire lives, we can watch ourselves as we live out the effects of it. Are there rare moments that you can actually find an ounce of humor in the situation? Not to belittle the experiences. Not to sweep…Read more »

Plowed Over, For a Moment

Last night’s tragic events in Las Vegas plowed me over this morning when I heard of the horror of last night. It is good to have compassion for others and it is good to be appalled at this horrific event. It is not okay to spiral out of control over it. Gently and quickly had to…Read more »

Hurt People Hurt Others

I have the least patience for others on days I physically feel the worse. The battle can become a “how to shoot someone who outdrew ya.” On those days, hurting people seem to come out of the woodwork and find me. I get to choose how I react. The more practice I get, the better I…Read more »

Trauma Triggers: Chronic Illness

My amazement with trauma comes with the triggers it creates during chronic illness. In some ways, I have dealt with the actual traumatic incidents better than the backlash years later. Chronic illness has me more sensitive than ever. I feel like a pin cushion. Most of it is the odd interactions I have with humans that…Read more »

Trauma and Chronic Illness

Slow down the onslaught of triggers and make the pain stop. There have been days that is all I can concentrate on just to survive the day. Walking through chronic illness is a challenge all in itself. When a person has past trauma, it complicates it even more. Our bodies are on a level of…Read more »

At least I am ON the path…

Progress, I will take it. Finally on the right path, a good path. How many times through chronic illness have I felt like I could not find a path, any path, to save my life? It feels good, pure and peaceful to be on this path. It is slow, frustrating and overwhelming at times still,…Read more »

Turn off the lights!

Enough of the lights at night time! There are no curtains in my home that block out any light so the nights are filled with the glaring lights from outside. After years of this, I finally got smart and decided to wear an eye mask to block it all out. It is not the neighbor’s…Read more »