Much of the beauty of having this website is having conversations over the phone, in email and on Facebook. I now have the community I’ve craved most of my life.
What readers of this site don’t get enough of, in my opinion, is the back and forth. So much happens in relating and conversing and sharing WITH each other.
I’m going to share guest posts and guest blogs more often. This is a one-woman operation so nothing happens quickly. However, it happens…. and here is a time it is happening.
The basic theme – we are not alone – is what I hope is conveyed.
The back and forth is included and then E.B.’s own comments and experiences which is also helpful to share. While we often have lots in common we are also and always totally individual.
Individual. But not alone.
E.B Fitzgerald wrote:
E.B. Fitzgerald Wrote: Hope it Helps Someone
I also spent time re-parenting myself and learning how to nurture myself. It’s taken me a very long time to learn how to do very basic things, like buy clothing that makes me feel comfortable in my own body. No one told me to do this or showed me how. I learned by working with adults in recovery and asking them how they felt in their bodies; it was through reflection and then a failed, abusive marriage that I actually learned to look at myself, or see myself. I think part of trauma-survival is the ability to stay detached and remain invisible, so when we finally do come back to our bodies…well, I was kind of a hot mess and no one had told me that I hadn’t brushed my hair in 20 years?
You Matter Mantras
- Trauma sucks. You don't.
- Write to express not to impress.
- It's not trauma informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors.
- Breathing isn't optional.