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Thank you @RubyRosie for sharing and for putting into words what I cannot. Your analogy of folding the trauma over and over to make it smaller was a lightbulb moment for me, because I’ve done the same thing. I’m sure that I still do, without realizing it, because it has become an ingrained coping mechanism that I use repeatedly. I’m working on throwing this bad habit into the garbage can.
@Capulet You’re welcome, from the bottom of my scarred, but healing heart! ☺️
Hello @Capulet I've been reading through the blogs and after a few pages of scrolling, I realized that so many of the ones that I really identified with or the ones that made me think, were mostly yours. I've posted a paragraph from your blog above, below (in italics): My primary focus will be on helping those who HAVE suffered abuse at the hands of another - be it physical, mental, verbal, emotional, medical, elder, or sexual - and capitalizing on how I can help them to heal from these wounds. It's my goal to show them that none of these marks, be they visible ones or otherwise, a