Feeling Safe

by Lara Donachie excerpted from Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting Having children was one of the most purposeful choices I've made in my life. I think subconsciously I thought it might provide healing from the most recent assault on my body. People questioned whether I should wait until I worked … Continue reading Feeling Safe

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Your Rage is Beautiful

I was emailing with Cis White of ACEs Connection this morning and she asked how I'm doing. As a sexual abuse survivor in this time of blatant and repeated misogyny and rape culture, it's a hard time for many of us. Cis just wrote a blog post titled "Post Kavanaugh Pissed", so you can guess how … Continue reading Your Rage is Beautiful

Joyelle and Dawn on motherhood, shame and secrets

https://youtu.be/c5PzZS94aok   Dawn and Joyelle offer speaking and workshops on the following topics:   ACEs/Trauma 101 parenting after trauma trauma informed resilience building trauma informed care sexual abuse recovery body image Visit our SPEAKER PAGE for more information

The Problem with ACEs Implementation

The Adverse Childhood Experiences study was ground-breaking in its recognition that childhood trauma impacts individuals across their lifespan. This was the big take-away, that adults are living with unrecognized and thus untreated physical, mental and emotional consequences that have massive detrimental impacts on their quality (and quantity) of life. And yet, when we see the … Continue reading The Problem with ACEs Implementation

Survivor’s State of Mind

By Dawn Daum Surviving in a detached state, the feels only penetrate so deep. Brain and body on high alert, a constant reminder of how fragile I am. I need reconstructive surgery on my bones, the broken foundation from which I’ve grown. Polarity exists more in my nervous system than in my mind. Thin skinned, hollowed … Continue reading Survivor’s State of Mind