Boundaries: Not What We “Allow” Others To Do

Boundaries: Not What We “Allow” Others To Do

When I learned this about “boundaries” is when things got really good for me and my relationships became so much less painful.

When Relationships Hurt

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Making Amends or Making Excuses?

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When Family Hurts

When Family Hurts

A hurtful family can leave deep souls….is it possible to heal from this?

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Relationships Are Messy

Relationships Are Messy

We learn from our experiences. Or we don’t. But when we do? Is when we discover the “empowering solutions” – those things we can do for ourselves, by ourselves to be ok when things around us are not. Relationships are messy Over the years, like many from backgrounds filled with…

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Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? Does It Really Have to be “For Life”?

Diagnosis or Dynamics? There is a meme going around that says “Before diagnosing yourself as depressed make sure you’re not simply surrounded by assholes”. And while I don’t agree with calling people names or abusing those who abused us – this meme sort of says a lot about what we…

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Narcissists, Psychopaths and Manipulators

Narcissists, Psychopaths and Manipulators

This is a touchy subject, especially for the Walking Wounded. And for years I felt probably similar to many others. I hated, despised and was disgusted by those who had harmed me physically, sexually, emotionally and psychologically. I was enraged at the realization that first my family could wound me…

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It is Never “Too Late”

It is Never “Too Late”

Many of us have been traveling this healing path for a very long time. Damage done to us in the drama, trauma and dysfunction. And – sometimes the help we got that wasn’t so helpful and oftentimes harmful can leave us wondering “Is it too late for me?” “Will I…

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When It Feels Like You’re Dying…

When I first started on this journey I thought I would die from the grief that ripped me apart as I started separating myself from those who’d contributed to my trauma. The one thing that has helped me to keep going was first born of anger and a need for…

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I Feel Broken …

I Feel Broken …

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