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Separation of Self: Learning to Cope

A trauma trigger is an experience that triggers a traumatic memory in someone who has experienced trauma. A trigger is thus a troubling reminder of a traumatic event, although the trigger itself need not be frightening or traumatic. But I … Continue reading

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To be, or do, or not…

In high school they said, “You’ll never get a decent job unless you go to college.” So I went to college.  In college they said, “You’ll never get a decent job unless you get a Master’s degree.” So I got … Continue reading

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A question of forgiveness:

This idea has come up quite a lot for me in recent weeks. What’s the difference between making peace with someone (or a situation), and forgiving someone? One answer that I got is that there is no difference.  When you … Continue reading

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Since you’ve been gone…

It’s been one year and three days since you left us. I got the text messages and one voicemail saying you were gone, that you were okay, that you just “needed to get away for a little while”.  You left … Continue reading

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Hello world!

This is supposed to be my first blog post on my new blog.  I’ll keep it short and sweet. Hello.    

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