Once you become trauma-informed and understand your parents, while well-meaning, were fighting their own battles, you start seeing the need for reparenting everywhere.
Growing up, I was not allowed a safe outlet for my feelings. They were dangerous to my caretakers, and thus to me.
It's a strange time to feel lonely with lockdown easing. And yet, my heart aches for connection and validation.
Trauma is a trendy topic, but why are we all so obsessed with healing our trauma, and do we truly need to?
Trauma can feel very debilitating, removing agency and control from us. So when the waiting on feeling better is out of our hands too, we might just lose it a little.
We all suffer with the obsession of new year's resolutions. But how can you actually make it through the month, and beyond if you wish to do so?
We all get stuck sometimes, in relationships, routines or mindsets. I've come from a bad place to changing my life, but how can I help others do it? Can we induce epiphanies?
When you join a 12-step fellowship, you're looking for help to quit your drug of choice. Surprisingly, it was when sponsoring others that I learned boundaries, self-care and true patience.
The majority of people I know who think they have BPD (past me included) are really suffering from complex PTSD and confusing the symptoms. So how are they different?