Category Archives: Safety

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

Deepening experience through yoga.

[Creative Commons photo by enthusiast_rocks ] I want to share with you my experience last night in my yoga class.  I almost skipped it to go walking at a park, but I’m so glad I didn’t. I really, really am … Continue reading

Posted in Lovingkindness, Mindfulness, Safety, Soul, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, Uncategorized, Yoga | Leave a comment

That good feeling of control: the importance of emotional self-regulation

Emotional self-regulation, the traumatized brain, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and re-processing), Bullies to Buddies and Fred Rogers requesting funding for Mr. Rogers Neighborhood because he felt the inner needs of children were critical to attend to.

Posted in Complex-PTSD, EMDR, Emotional Intelligence, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, fMRI, Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers, Nonviolent communication, NVC, PTSD, Safety, Trauma, trauma recovery | Leave a comment

I miss the days when I was just ‘one of the guys’.

One sticky summer day 32 years ago, I was catching lizards in the backyard with my next door neighbor and friend Barry.  We were both 10 and in addition to catching lizards, we’d climb up walk on the top of … Continue reading

Posted in Friendship, Safety, The Absurd Life, Withdrawal | 6 Comments