Category Archives: Emotional Self-Regulation

Echoes of the past

During the week between the 15th and the 21st of December, I was struggling a great deal with what I believe were somatic memories of what happened last year as well as partial dissociation.  The following is something I wrote … Continue reading

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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

The Untethered Soul – part I

I’m reading a book called The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer. With Eastern spirituality at its core, he tells us we all have parts that are often in conflict with each other and we are torn … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Being Genuine, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Hermann Hesse, Highly Sensitive Person, Michael Singer, Moods, The Untethered Soul | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Nature is medicinal

I wasn’t called in to substitute teach much lately and husband took a half day off work to walk with me in the woods on Thursday.  I almost declined, thinking I wanted to continue decluttering, but I’m glad we went. … Continue reading

Posted in Affirmations, Birds, Complex-PTSD, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grounding, Mindfulness, Nature, Paul Rezendes, Philibert Schogt, photography, PTSD | 2 Comments

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