Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Halloween Treat

Tonight, little ghosts and goblins are visiting my front porch, with the hope of walking away with their favorite treats. I’d like to give you a different kind of treat…a scary scene from my upcoming novel, Among the Ashes… Sophie … Continue reading

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Dissociation Disrupts Our Lives

Dissociation may occur during abuse or trauma. When our world gets turned upside down, and we feel that we may crack if things get any worse, we dissociate ourselves from the moment. For example, during sexual assault, we may separate … Continue reading

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Are You Lonely?

Trauma survivors often feel lonely, even when surrounded by people. We frequently feel alienated, angry, or suspicious of others. Avoiding relationships is often the only way we know how to repress the triggers that might lead to rage, depression, or … Continue reading

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Are You Leading a Double Life?

As abuse and trauma survivors, we frequently find ourselves living in two different worlds. While we go about our daily lives, our minds unexpectedly take us back to the moment of trauma. I used to feel as if I were … Continue reading

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