Category Archives: Authentic Personality

Building resilience after trauma: Verbal First Aid

I realize lately that my ability to bounce back from trauma and loss is slowing down. I am discovering that what you say to yourself makes a big difference on how you recover from trauma, loss and setbacks. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in A Lamp In the Darkness, Acute Response to Stress, anxiety, Authentic Personality, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Death, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Healing, PTSD, Trauma, trauma recovery | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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The ongoing healing process

Most of my family used to be energy vampires.  Sometimes, my husband has been.  Maybe, at times, I have been too.  I know, right now, I’m depleted, and it’s partly thyroid but more probably adrenal fatigue from trauma and pushing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Authentic Personality, Broke Down Spirit, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother, Grief and Loss, Hope, Love, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self | 2 Comments

Will you remember me?

The song fragment “Will you remember me?” came to my mind this morning.  I wanted to know why.  I looked up the song and then the song lyrics. I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Personality, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother, Grief and Loss, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Narcissistic Mothers, Narcissistic Parents, Psychosynthesis, Self-affirming, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, survival personality, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self, Trust | 2 Comments