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“if you do not own your story, it will own you”

I keep reading and rereading the beautiful words that come from this blog. I keep saying it over and over- if you do not own your story, it will own you.  Your story is being told either way.  It is … Continue reading

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She doesn’t want to run away this time

Six years ago on New Year’s Eve a dear friend experienced a sexual assault. A year and a half later she started talking about it but stopped when it became too much, too overwhelming. Other symptoms took over, requiring attention … Continue reading

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Running

I love to run. I love my sneakers. I love the powerful high of feeling strong, pounding the road or dancing across a path. I love getting up the mileage, crossing distances. I love hill sprints in the grass and … Continue reading

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flashing back and returning

… from “The PTSD Workbook” pp. 76-78 Other Ways to Deal with Flashbacks You may use any of the following techniques to help you put a flashback out of your awareness and return to the present.. Some of them are … Continue reading

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Thoughts on shame and fear

Shame. One of the most primitive human emotions. Devastating. The feeling that you’re never good enough, and how dare you, and what gives you the right. Getting humiliated and shamed at work is terrible; shaming ourselves is a learned behavior. … Continue reading

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