Domestic Violence

This is something my siblings and I grew up with and we each suffer the knock on affect of this in our lives today in varying degrees. There were many, many incidences of this in our lives of varying intensity but one continues to stand out in my memory. This night I almost lost my…

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Triggers

Just when you are feeling like you’re finally getting on top of things, along comes a trigger. What is a trigger? A trigger can be a song, a phrase, a smell, a familiar face or even the weather. Any or all of these things can trigger a memory that sets off a physical or emotional…

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Suicide at Christmas

Suicide, my boyfriend hung himself 26 years ago, on the 16th of December. So as you can imagine, I always find this time of year emotional. I decided to attack it head on this year. I contacted old friends from that time and we talked about how we were all coping. I was surprised to…

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Pregnancy and Birth

My husband and I decided it was time to give our daughter a little brother or sister. We both felt it was good to have siblings; it teaches us how to share, compromise and gives us someone we can lean on for support as we grow into adults. We had managed very well with our…

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Words

Words the very reason I am here blogging. For me, words are the key to freedom. I began writing after my family and I had a horrific car accident in 2008, “we” being my husband and our two daughters – we were all injured, though I was the worst. The first year following our accident…

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