Be Gentle With Yourself! There are days when we do better than others. Especially when it comes to healing, processing, or even writing. We are currently working on our second book, Imperfections, which we hope to release very soon. However, it is taking a bit longer than expected. Which is frustrating for us, and I… Continue reading Pace Yourself…Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day
"The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect." Peter Levine Healing from trauma is like being on a seesaw. When we were a kid this used to one of our favorite pieces of equipment to ride on at the playground. We would push… Continue reading Up, Down, Up, Down…
Therapy needs to be Normalized... There seems to be this negative stigma behind therapy. These days the stigma is opening up to a more accepting society as research has shown more millennials are engaging in therapy. When we were growing up, therapy was a dirty word. You did not go and tell your problems to… Continue reading What is Normal Anyway?
Never let your internal battery run on empty... Taking care of ourselves is the hardest task we have these days. Okay, actually it has always been the hardest task. It is hard to think we deserve to be taken care of after so much abuse and trauma has taken place in our lives. We feel… Continue reading Be Selfish…Taking Care of You First
Dear Me, Never regret the past because what happened in the past has made you who you are today. Never regret the past. I picked this picture with this specific saying because it is a two-edged sword for survivors of abuse. When someone is traumatized as a child, it is hard to work through that… Continue reading Double Edged Sword For Survivors
"I'm getting better in my time. Not yours" Never let anyone tell you how fast or how slow to go. Not in therapy, not in life. When trying to heal from abuse and trauma, there is a lot of uncovering and learning about the past which takes places. This can be re-traumatizing in a way.… Continue reading Fighting On My Time
"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth" - Tocqueville When we saw this meme, we thought how true it is for victims of abuse, especially for children. It is easier for people to believe a parent did not abuse their kid than it is to believe a… Continue reading Believe the Unbelievable
"Trauma creates changes you don't choose. Healing is about creating change that you do choose". Growing up we did not get the chance to choose what we wanted. Whether it was about what to eat, how we dressed, who our friends were, or anything else. It did not matter if the choice was for something… Continue reading Create a Change You Like
"This isn't a competition, we all deserve support and recovery." I love this blurb. It's probably one of favorite. In a group I am in, earlier today there was a thread talking about trauma and what causes DID. There were people commenting on how "that is not traumatic enough to cause DID". Umm, really? There… Continue reading It’s all subjective…
Hmmm, I want to believe the bird is putting part of their trust in that branch as well... A bird lands on a branch. They land on a branch and expect that branch to hold them up. There is some level of trust the branch is strong enough to support their weight and hold them… Continue reading Believe in Me? Are You Serious?