New Year Goals

I know it's already 13 days into the new year, but I want to post my goals for 2020. I don't call them "resolutions" because it just has bad vibes attached to it. They say the more you put your goals into print, the more motivated you are to complete them. So, I'm going to… Continue reading New Year Goals

The New Year Blues

The first few days of 2020 have been tough on me. I was down and out. Other people are thinking ahead but I'm always thinking of the past. I'm not anywhere where I would like to be in life. At first, I thought I was slipping back into a bipolar depression episode and was terrified.… Continue reading The New Year Blues

The Big Words: Childhood Trauma

Validation. Awareness. Relief. Freeing. When my therapist used the words childhood trauma while we were discussing my life growing up, all these strong validating emotions flood over me. The word trauma. That frightening word. I didn’t go through foster homes. I wasn’t physically or sexually abused. So, I minimized my trauma from growing up in… Continue reading The Big Words: Childhood Trauma