Category Archives: Inner Excavation

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


I love watching buildings go up…though I really do not love the idea of using up every available square inch of the natural places to do so. They’d built a brand new elementary school behind my daughters’ 40 year old … Continue reading

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A writer’s paradise

I’d wager it doesn’t take much for a writer to experience inspiration, extracting it from his surroundings, be they luxurious or spartan. I’d wager an imaginative writer doesn’t have to travel to Paris or Spain to find her Muse, but … Continue reading

Posted in Artist Date, Blessings, Creativity, Hope, Indianapolis, Inner Excavation, Library, Moods, Motherhood, Motherhood and writing, Writer's Retreat | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

10 Basic Good Mother Messages

This is a reprint from another one of my blogs.  I thought I would move this one over here, since it incorporates art journaling. I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now.  And I need constant reminders about what is … Continue reading

Posted in Art Journaling, Complex-PTSD, Emotionally Absent Mother, Healing Through the Arts, Inner Excavation, Moods, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Personal growth, Self-affirming, Soul, Soul wounds | 7 Comments

Understanding and healing from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Ways We Touch Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You … Continue reading

Posted in Acute Response to Stress, Art, Complex-PTSD, Healing Through the Arts, Hope, Inner Excavation, PTSD triggers, Soul, spirituality, Trauma | Tagged , | Leave a comment