Tag Archives: trauma

Using the Sh** of Life as Fertilizer

I’ve been struggling with this blog. I’ve been struggling with the way that I present myself to the outside world. (I am a person who struggles.) I blog about tough things on here. I often blog about personal things. And … Continue reading

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Kids (not) Talking Trauma

This morning I was reading The Sun, one of my favorite magazines. This month’s issue features an interview about love with Barbara Fredrickson, the director of the “Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology” Lab at Chapel Hill. I was struck by one interview question and her … Continue reading

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About the Term “Triggering”

I just read an article in The New Republic about the increasing attachment of the label “triggering” to media online and in college classrooms as a way to effectively censor certain content. The article also mentioned the recent Wellesley College … Continue reading

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What’s With the Apocalypse?

I had a very long semester in school and at the end of it, I found myself reading several post-apocalyptic novels. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but I found it very soothing, and after reading three or four, I started … Continue reading

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MIGRAINES!: An oft ignored cause.

I am two days into a migraine headache. Which is very unusual for me. I have suffered from migraines since I was at least four years old. (I have a clear memory of screaming my head off in the grocery … Continue reading

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Sex Feels Good

Someone sent me a question the other day about sexual abuse and about the book The Trauma Myth by Susan Clancy. I’ll admit, it’s been a few years since I read the book, but from what I recall, Clancy, who is a … Continue reading

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I was Adam Lanza: a response to “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

The Huffington Post article “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” left out a crucial set of details. This mother would have us believe that her child is scary and terrifying and that it is just part of who he is. He … Continue reading

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