Trauma & Healing

Learn About Trauma

What is Trauma?

Terror. Unbearable and intolerable pain. Your body releases a surge of adrenaline, causing your senses to be hyper sensitive, while other non-immediate bodily functions slow or stop. Your heart races,Continue readingWhat is Trauma?

What Does It Mean To “Heal?”

“You have to accept the fact that this may never go away. That the best you can do is manage it.” I sat, stunned, unable to reply to my therapist.Continue readingWhat Does It Mean To “Heal?”

How Trauma Affects Your Brain

The 1990’s unleashed a neuroscience revolution, as novel brain-imaging techniques allowed scientists to process information in real time. For the first time in history, scientists watched human brains process memories,Continue readingHow Trauma Affects Your Brain

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD/C-PTSD)

You don’t have to be a military veteran to suffer from PTSD. As mentioned in the article What is Trauma? there are an infinite number of events that can leadContinue readingPost-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD/C-PTSD)

How To Begin Healing Now

Now that we have a basic understanding of trauma and how it affects our brain, we can begin doing things that repair the damage. As mentioned before, healing is aContinue readingHow To Begin Healing Now

This Site and It’s Purpose

Why Old Gods?

People of all faith types – even those who don’t believe in gods at all – experience trauma and it’s aftermath. Living with PTSD or other scars from abuse, traumaticContinue readingWhy Old Gods?


Who Am I?

Howdy! My name is Lisa, and as you’ll see I have quite a history with trauma. The most important thing there is to know is that I am still here,Continue readingWho Am I?


My Story

What do I know about this trauma thing? I share my experiences here. Some of these stories are pretty intense. I share them not because I have “arrived” and completelyContinue readingMy Story


Articles & Resources

Mourning Dexter

I am not ok today, and the reasons why are really throwing me for a loop. It just doesn’t make sense except as a trauma response. Apologies if this articleContinue readingMourning Dexter


Sorry, Amy Coney Barrett: Adoption is NOT The Answer To Abortion

As an adoptee, I’ve known from a young age that I could have been aborted. When I was gestating in 1970, North Carolina was one of the few states thatContinue readingSorry, Amy Coney Barrett: Adoption is NOT The Answer To Abortion


Dexter Tackles Adoption Trauma

Last night’s episode of Dexter: New Blood was super emotional for me. Without giving too much away, my favorite serial killer’s son has tracked him down in his new lifeContinue readingDexter Tackles Adoption Trauma


Trigger Season – Hometown Edition

I’ve been absent for a bit because in July I finally realized my dream of purchasing a home and land back in the NC mountains where I grew up. AndContinue readingTrigger Season – Hometown Edition


After Abuse: Do We Have To Forgive To Heal?

Tina Turner has an incredible life story. From abject poverty in Nutbush, TN to world superstardom and rock Icon status. But no matter what she does or how much sheContinue readingAfter Abuse: Do We Have To Forgive To Heal?


Goddess Macha and Justice For Daunte Wright

Last night my oldest son was watching a live stream from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota in our living room. Friends and neighbors had gathered in shock and anger over the deathContinue readingGoddess Macha and Justice For Daunte Wright


The Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma

CW: Sexual Assault Áine (pronounced awn-ya) is a powerful Sovereignty Goddess centered in Co. Limerick, Ireland. She’s celebrated at the summer solstice, when farmers would (and sometimes still do) lightContinue readingThe Goddess Áine and Sexual Trauma


Recommended Reading

Books I have found helpful in my journey, in no particular order. I will add and link to reviews as I can. Note: these are affiliate links. Clicking here toContinue readingRecommended Reading


Can People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?

So apparently there are some occult-types who think Ancestor veneration is required for all of us. But for those of us with trauma, family is often a tricky subject. IfContinue readingCan People With Family Trauma Do Ancestor Work?


When You Feel Unheard and Unwanted

I’ve had a recurring dream since before the situation became a (misleading) political ad: I’m home alone and someone is breaking in meaning to kill me. I call 911, andContinue readingWhen You Feel Unheard and Unwanted