A collage with a helmet-glad subject and the clippings, "hell, no," "wishing you could be left with more," and "begin a new story."

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ancestral healing amounts to healing your ancestors from any trauma, unresolved emotional issues, or health problems that they may have passed over from their lifetime here on Earth. This benefits them, us and all of our descendants. Our ancestors are built from the same DNA as we are. Genes are made up of DNA and […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutes I am a woman and an embodiment of the Divine Feminine energy. I suppose it does interlace between being words for all and specifically for women because we all do have divine feminine in us and some of us also embody it. I would like to say before you read that this is in no […]

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A drawing of a young man who looks like her might have gone through something.

Reading Time: 8 minutes PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, can cause upsetting/unwanted physical and emotional reactions in people who have experienced a frightening or unexpected event. Combat veterans and first responders are high-risk professions regarding PTSD; that said, people from all walks of life can develop a post-traumatic response, one that does or doesn’t interfere with daily functioning Humans generally […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutes There is no soft way to put it into words when you have been sexually abused as a child, how that defined your sexuality and messed up your perception of friendship and intimacy. You can only become aware of it, accept it, hate it, hate everyone, use people, feel guilty about it, start the pattern […]

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An painting of a young man of color, with a Star of Devid necklace, riding the subway with his eyes closed.

Reading Time: 3 minutes “A nation built on greed is not a nation, it is merely a legal framework for rape and pillage, slavery and exploitation, theft, murder, genocide.” (Rivera Sun) Organized protests serve to cast a light on injustice. As injustices mount so do the protests. The current protests were initially organized as non-violent demonstrations. When violence purposefully […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes They say time heals all wounds. Unfortunately, time also has a way of opening the deepest ones back up periodically. The Events that Define Us There are a handful of moments in our lives that change us in some way: e.g., the day you gain or lose someone you love, the day your beliefs about […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Disclaimer: These thoughts are based on my own experience and education in psychology I have received. They do not reflect the experiences or feelings of all trauma survivors. Control as a Trauma Response Growing up in an abusive home with all varieties of substance use, I was never short of trauma in my life. Few […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes To my readers, This blog is dedicated to the adult survivors of childhood abuse. The ones struggling every day to make sense of what they went through. The children who never had a voice, hurt by the ones who should have loved and protected them the most. Although no two stories will be the same, […]

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A drawing of a man with a distorted face, reflected as a demon's.

Reading Time: 19 minutes How many times have you contemplated heading to the nearest airport and booking a one-way ticket to elsewhere? How many times have you actually gone through with it? If you haven’t, not even once, that’s probably because you don’t take the option seriously, pathologizing it as an escapist delusion. It isn’t. You may object, arguing […]

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A portrait of an unpleasant-looking man with green hair.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The question often asked by outsiders is, “why do you accept this type of behavior?” They assume that if it were them, they’d have left the moment it started. What they fail to realize is that narcissistic abuse is normally a gradual process. Abusers want their victims to accept the harshness as part of our […]

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