Category Archives: depression

Anxiety and creative expression

I think that I am finally making peace with my anxiety.  I had been trying for a long time to figure out how to get rid of it.  I was not sure I could. I wrote a comment on a … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, anxiety, Art, Art Journaling, Boundaries, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Creating, Creativity, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, NaBloPoMo | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Alcoholism, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Healthy detachment, Inner Child, Inner Excavation, Madness, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Recovery from child abuse, Sadness, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A new normal – life after trauma

While I admit the use of the word “normal” to describe anyone is dubious at best, given how Eric Maisel determined The 29 Senses of Normal, which has pretty much made it an empty word devoid of any real meaning, … Continue reading

Posted in A Lamp In the Darkness, adult survivors of abuse, Brene Brown, Complex-PTSD, depression, Grief and Loss, Nietzsche, PTSD, Soul wounds, Trauma, trauma recovery | 11 Comments

Inflammation as a Potential Cause of Mood Disorders

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/mental-mood-disorders-tied-to-autoimmune-diseases-infection-061213 “Researchers found that patients with an autoimmune disease were 45 percent more likely to have a mood disorder, while any history of infection increased the risk of a mood disorder by 62 percent. About one-third of people diagnosed with … Continue reading

Posted in Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, depression, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Inflammation, Madness, Manic Depressive, Moods | Leave a comment

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