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Hello From Inside

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ C.G. Jung The first time I consciously remember experiencing the effects of PTSD, was […]

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Cracks on memory lane.

I retain few memories of any given point in my past. If I consciously think of an event, I can sometimes pull up more information, but in general it is like I am only able to see snap shots of activity. Some events are so threatening to my conscious awareness that i have purposefully chosen […]

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PTSD The Gift That Keeps Giving

I experienced the first of many remembered ‘switches’ between identies last August. I can only tell you that it is often so subtle as to be unnoticable, or so unmistakable that in hindsight, it seems odd it wasn’t picked up immediately. There are very clear triggers. One time in a playful moment, my husband picked […]

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The Need For Accessible, Affordable Mental HealthCare For ALL.

Last summer I had a difficult experience. The integration and understanding of this important piece needs to be processed separately, and I will do that at another time. I need to get these experiences out, but some of them are so hard to go through on my own. I begin the exercise of trying to […]

Birth of the Collective co-consciousness PTSD Puzzle Pieces

The start of trouble

I still find it amazing that the mind can divide things up for us, and box them away, never to be thought of again.  All my life I have avoided unpleasantness, and my mind has aided me greatly in this regard by immediately dismissing anything that was upsetting, unpleasant or painful.  I can barely recall […]