Gratitude 2020 – Countdown to Thanksgiving

I took a couple days off from posting. Not from writing down my gratitude lists, but from declaring them publicly. I needed to rest. So rest I did. I'm not usually the type of person to give myself permission to rest. I've been feirly busy since I was a teen in high school with a... Continue Reading →

Trauma Is Cumulative

Having a few moments today where I kinda want to crawl under the covers and wait there until January. I now understand how past trauma can actually be cumulative. Say, a person who hasn't dealt with too much stress in their lives could perhaps manage an acute crisis slightly better than a person who has... Continue Reading →

Troubling Times

Well, we had to take a trip to COVID Central, aka Kaiser South ER tonight. I was there last about 5 years ago, with a family member. In the age of COVID it is utterly disheartening to be in that space. Entry to the ER is through a metal detector. TSA on steroids. Single patients... Continue Reading →

The Trouble with Nightmares

Nightmares are like earthquakes. They come without warning and leave you shaken. But it's the aftershocks that cause the greatest anxiety. When does it end or will it just keep coming back? Waking up after a bad nightmare is similar to waking up in the middle of an earthquake. Your eyes pop open, your heart... Continue Reading →

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