Suicide doesn’t have to be the answer

I wrote this a couple years ago, posted it on an old blog. And it is still relevant.  Especially in light of Chester Bennington’s suicide. These are still words that need to be heard. Because I want you to understand, that even if it doesn’t feel like it, you matter! Suicide is a permanent solution…

Trauma (therapy Thursdays)

Empty eyes, gazing away- lost and marous. The look when trauma enters the room. It’s like a flickering light, deciding on whether or not it’s going to stay on or off. And once it’s on or off, there is no turning back. It’s like a 50 foot wave has crashed upon the person sitting across…

Possession (Psychosis and Spirituality)

How do we define psychosis? According the Merriam Webster, psychosis is, “a serious mental illness (such as schizophrenia ) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality often with hallucinations or delusions” How do we define spirituality? According to Merriam Webster spiritualism is, “the view that spirit is a prime element of reality.” Not very…

Surviving today – Therapy Thursdays

The world feels unbearable, stifling and madding. At times, as if it is spinning out of control with no end in sight. You question who you can trust and every day you are astonished by what the media reports and what you hear others say. You see the cracks in the systems. Where society is…

Can’t Say Haunting (Part of Psychosis and Spirituality)

The other night at work (the Crisis Stabilization Unit) a client awoke from a bad dream. It was extremely windy with rain and snow. The wind was audible. Whistling and moaning through the old building. It was unnerving, as if someone was with you. well, in this building that is almost always the case, some…

Fractured (Therapy Thursday)

When the soul endures more than it can fathom.  When the psychic can no longer remain intact.  The soul and psyche splinter, split and break.  Leaving pieces of ourselves behind. For some, different personas emerge to maintain. To keep the body intact. Each serving a role or function. Each entity breaks through the veil of the…

Trauma Part 1- Types

We are a society of traumatized individuals. Lying and hiding our pain. Pretending it belongs to someone else. Pretending it didn’t happen. Minimizing the experience. Forgetting it ever happened. And still we hurt. Still we suffer. We emote and emit. Push away and discard

Aromatic

Smells  influence and affect our moods and thoughts. Smell is linked to our emotions. The smell of dirty feet and I am swept back to 7th grade gym.  Forced to be ever aware of my changing body. The smell of flowers and I am at easy.  I feel calm, cradled by the soft peddles against my…

Scorched

Daily prompt: And my mind starts to wander as the free associations flood my consciousness. And today, it is quick and brief. To the point. The pans I scorched attempting to cook.  Doing my best to show my love through the art of making food.  Scorching my ego as my attempts fail and I feel…