Category Archives: Child abuse

I wish I wasn’t reminded of that

My family and I went to my ex-brother in law’s wake last night. It was hard. Because it was emotional for me and for my youngest daughter. And also because of some of the things I was told by David’s … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse, Complex-PTSD | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

If you had controlling parents

For those of you who didn’t having controlling parents, you might want to skip this post (unless you are just really interested…).  For those of you who did, please, read on.    I wrote this blog post in 2011 on … Continue reading

Posted in adult survivors of abuse, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother | Tagged , | 3 Comments

The healing journey continues

This blog is rather multifunctional, but one of the primary reasons I write is because I’m on a healing journey and I write to chronicle the journey, in hopes that the things I’m learning about during this process might be … Continue reading

Posted in ADD, adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, Connection, Creating, Creativity, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Moods, Peace, Personal growth, R.D. Laing, Sadness, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Dancing with the pain

I wrote this to a trusted friend about two days ago: “I’m unwell. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I want to be well…it doesn’t matter what i read or listen to, or make art or write or play … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, anxiety, Brene Brown, Broke Down Spirit, Child abuse, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Connection, consciousness, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Highly Sensitive Person, Love, Robert Augustus Masters | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse – An alternative to 12 step recovery programs

I wanted to share a website that I found today…after investigating whether or not I will be joining a local Adult Child of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Group.  I’m not yet sure I’ll go, and I’ll tell you why later. I’m sharing … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Andrew Vachss, Child abuse, Dr. Steven Sosney, Emotional Abuse, Recovery from child abuse | 6 Comments