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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?
“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?”
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
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)
This Site and It’s Purpose
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?
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?
Articles & Resources
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
It can be one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make, and even harder to follow through with. But for those of us who fight trauma, cutting contact with hurtfulContinue readingGoing “No Contact” With Hurtful Loved Ones
CW: suicidal ideation. It’s 5am here in North Carolina, and I just finished streaming Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Dutchess Meghan. They royal family can suck it, I’mContinue readingMeghan, Harry & Oprah: Trauma Doesn’t Care About Privilege
I’m going to start with a disclaimer: I am not a Black person, so I hope to tread very carefully in this post. It is not my intention to centerContinue readingThe Collective Trauma of George Floyd’s Murder