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Therapy Retreat, Part I

I spent last weekend at a women’s retreat run by my therapist, and it was a very big deal to me. It’s only this afternoon (Tuesday) that I have started to have room for thoughts about anything but the emotional impact of the past few days. How can I tell you about it? I’ve turned…

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Re-Awakening

It’s Saturday morning. I have eaten a quick breakfast, no lingering over tea today. I pack myself a lunch and tuck a notebook into my purse. Today I am attending a workshop on Mindful Writing. It’s something I’ve often thought about doing, but until now, I’ve always talked myself out of it. Today I walk…

Leap

I often compare recovery from a history of abuse to a journey on a rugged path with many pitfalls. Sometimes you follow the path for a while, and it just stops, leaving you stranded in a parched desert. You crawl back to a crossroads, tending to your thirst by lapping from a muddy puddle (hoping no…