Tag Archives: Recovery

When I experienced flashbacks

I’m sorry I’ve been away.  I’ve needed a hiatus for a while. I went through my drafts folder and found this one I’d been holding onto.  It was hard to talk about during the time I was experiencing PTSD.  I … Continue reading

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On healing emotional pain

Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families need to learn how to re-parent themselves.  To learn to cultivate a loving Inner Parent that can take care of the Inner Child – at least after you get in touch with your … Continue reading

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The Dragon and the Princess

I love this story of The Dragon and the Princess that I found in After the Ecstasy, The Laundry by Jack Kornfield.  It was sitting in my drafts folder and I wanted to share it now for you to read … Continue reading

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Released

My heart had been closed off and hiding out entombed as it was in a world of words and fragments of memories. Guilt, shame and self-criticism were relentless sentries, letting no hope in. I locked my heart to shield me … Continue reading

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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

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