Category: Recovery

  • Did all that really happen?

    Did all that really happen?

    Did all that really happen? My husband was diagnosed with MS, then the diagnosis was reversed. He was told he needed a second major cervical spine surgery, then it turns out he didn’t. I was homeschooling my kids, now they’re back in public school. I intended to write about my journey but then got lost…

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  • Feel It All

    Feel It All

    I’m generally not a person who takes long to process. When something happens that requires action, I respond. It may not always be the best response but no grass grows under my feet.  When Matthew was told he most likely has MS, I couldn’t act. I’ve always referred to this as feeling paralyzed until a…

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  • Diagnosis


    I’m sitting at my laptop with a 12 week old kitten curled up in my robe, nuzzling. I’m setting up my blog again, changing the name, preparing to let go of what was but not wanting to let go of it all. A year ago I wrote a blog post about plant based eating and…

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  • Roller Coaster

    Roller Coaster

    We all know the phrase misery loves company. I don’t think it’s that as much as misery needs company. We need connection when we’re miserable to know that we’re not alone. So curl up on the couch with me a minute while I pause Netflix and tell you about what I’ve been feeling.

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  • Not quite an old gray mare

    Not quite an old gray mare

    It’s been about 4 years since I’ve written on a regular basis. When I was a little girl I wanted to be a teacher like every other 9 year old but when I was a teenager I dreamed of being a writer. I filled notebooks full of melodramatic, self-absorbed prose, half teenage angst and half…

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  • Meet Me Where I Am

    I only posted two times on this blog last year and thinking about it makes me panic a little. This used to be the place where I joined with my community of survivors and seekers. It was my sanity check, my sanctuary and the place where I felt validated and heard. But when I sit…

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  • BWOCs, Crones & Hags

    In my early 30’s I went to the Woman Within weekend in the beautiful mountains outside of Ramona, California. The weekend was a spiritual exploration that taught me about my inner power and it was my first experience with recovery as the path to heal from everything that has ever had a negative impact. We…

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  • Found


    I found one of my abusers on Facebook a few months ago. Finding him wasn’t as monumental as I thought it would be. I expected it to hit me like a car crash but instead it was more like a wave. I gasped, held my breath and let the wave wash over me. I came…

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  • Parenting with PTSD book release

    Parenting with PTSD book release

    Trigger Points Anthology has been re-released as Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting and the Kindle version is available for free on Amazon today! The listed price is $0 so you don’t need to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited to purchase it for free. Words cannot express how amazing this book is.…

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  • The Tightrope and Net of Friendship

    The Tightrope and Net of Friendship

    I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship lately and all the different kinds of friends and levels of friendship it takes to get by in this world.   My two closest friends could not be more different from each other. One I’ve known since our freshman year in high school. She is my sanity check…

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