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Category Archives: Depression
If there is nothing else I can teach my daughters before I leave this world, it’s how to emotionally self-regulate. I have to admit, it’s been hard. I have complex-PTSD from childhood emotional neglect and abuse (I was ignored until … Continue reading →
I wrote a blog post back in 2010 about Research on Attachment Theory and Anxiety Disorders. I wrote that post for a two reasons – one) I was increasingly concerned about the modern trend of putting infants into daycare starting … Continue reading →
I’ve been a mother for 1o.5 years now. And I need constant reminders about what is good fertilizer to grow children. I know, so sad, right? But it’s true. I have read in so many places regarding healing from childhood … Continue reading →
(For part I – please see this post – What I’ve learned-Part I) I must say, resourceful or not, motherhood knocked me on my ass. I can look back now with compassion for myself. Due to my own very difficult … Continue reading →
I woke up this morning about 3:30 to the sounds of our dog, Tinkerbell, barking. I stumbled out of bed, sans glasses, let her out of her crate, and opened the back door to let her outside – or tried … Continue reading →
I had a pretty severely depressed day yesterday. To the point that the will to live was feeble and the desire to die was stronger than it’s been in recent years. Yes, despite all that I have to live for … Continue reading →
I am about a month and a half shy of my 40th birthday. The week prior to this day the girls had 7 meltdowns (I counted) and my husband had a full blown panic attack (his first) that I helped … Continue reading →
The Mirror – – Looking At My Inner Child I listen to my Soul whisper, “Go more deeply still.” Breathless, with eyes wide open I leap into the abyss of my hidden childhood feelings: Resentment, jealousy, rage. I was the … Continue reading →