Today, or tomorrow, my first grandson will be born. He’s not even born yet, and he’s been the center of all things for quite some time. Of course, his arrival is one of the main reasons I’ve come to Texas — I didn’t want to miss those first moments of seeing his precious new life. Or miss the experience watching my son beam with joy when he holds his first son. Or miss the first weeks of complicated … [Read more...]
Remembering Favorite Memories instead of Re-living Bad Memories
During trauma recovery and the road to healing for dissociative trauma survivors, there is so very much focus on bad memories, abuse memories, body memories, painful memories, icky memories, difficult memories, vacant memories, your memories, their memories, nobody claims them memories.... Of course, this memory work is part of healing, and resolving the conflicts and heartbreak as much as possible is … [Read more...]
Are Newborn Babies Born with Innocence and Purity? How about You?
You probably thought I was going to talk about kids, or children, or babies. And I might. But first, what about newborn puppies? This post is partly for fun -- because you know I just can’t resist sharing more pictures of my puppies ! But to be fair, I do have a few thoughts related to trauma issues when I look at these pictures. I am starting to think that I might just have to make a “puppy series”. :) First, … [Read more...]