Category Archives: trauma

How to drink a bottle of wine in 24 hours

I am wiped out. Last weekend I called my sister by every pet name I have for her, and hugged her maybe a dozen times before she and her husband closed up the pod and started their trek to South … Continue reading

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prose/rant/ramble

I can’t sleep. I haven’t been hungry all day (24 hours). When I do sleep, it’s in fits & starts. I’m cold. I jump when the neighbors open/slam their door. I can’t stop hearing my memories. I forget whether I … Continue reading

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Silence

I’m thinking about silence itself as an object/presence recently. Immediately in my reaction field is a post I was reading from another blogger here on WP. In my work as a child and adolescent therapist to some of the poorer … Continue reading

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Birth Control Pill

The World Health Organization has been labelled oral birth contraceptives a Level I Carcinogen, as in it is in the top tier of causes for Cancer, thereby breast cancer. Furthermore, they (the WHO) have not retracted this statement. Yet did … Continue reading

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Flickering shadows

Some weeks I drag my feet toward my late afternoon/early evening clients for several reasons (i.e. diagnosis, family negating course of treatment, complexity), and yesterday I was actually looking forward to my afternoon cases for these same reasons. I can … Continue reading

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