Category Archives: Unattended losses

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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Dream sequence – part I: recurring childhood nightmares

My husband and I watched Beyond the Sea – the biographical film from Kevin Spacey based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin.  And it was a really great movie/musical. According to wikipedia, “rather than providing a straightforward biography, the … Continue reading

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Unattended Sorrow

Like many people, I have a lot of experience with loss and sorrow.  And the older one gets, the more likely one will experience many losses. I’m writing this piece because a blogging friend is suffering from some deep sorrow … Continue reading

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