Don’t Tell Us Marching Doesn’t Matter

 As we arrived at the Common Beth remembered summers when we stripped the girls down to diapers at the Frog Pond. I thought of the bouncy ground at … [Read more...]

The Silenced Child by Claudia Gold, MD – GEMS for Parents

After two moves in six months I am starting to read again. With vigor and passion and enthusiasm. Last night, I took about five books with me while I … [Read more...]

Carrie Fisher Was a Warrior Who Left a Paper Trail

Carrie Fisher was a force and it wasn't because of a movie role, no matter how loved it is and was. And while I'm sad and shocked that she died at … [Read more...]

Divorce During Christmas

My home was flooded just weeks before my divorce was final. The ocean spilled over the sea wall and headed down the street carrying telephone … [Read more...]

Show & Tell

Show don't tell is the first bit of advice almost every writer gets. Don't give facts if words can form an image. Don't say a song was fast-paced … [Read more...]

 Parenting with PTSD:  Breaking the Cycle without Falling Apart

This event happened on December 16, 2016 thanks to Riverside Trauma. I'm so grateful that they sought out and were interested in the perspective of a … [Read more...]

50 Looks Like This

"You don't look 50," my daughter said. I couldn't hide the smile. I looked up and into the rearview mirror as if to say, "Well done." I approved … [Read more...]

Feeling Less Safe

Afraid is how I feel. As someone with post-traumatic stress, I'm used to being afraid. This is different. This isn't a symptom. This is … [Read more...]

After Party Magazine: Blogger Spotlight: Cissy from Heal Write Now

This is an excerpt from an article out today in After Party magazine. Full text.  I say it often but I think it's so important that we trauma … [Read more...]

Dear Tired Mom: Just Stop

I have a friend going through a rough patch. She is physically sick with a back to back virus. This is no fun for anyone but brutal for a single … [Read more...]