Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

2/1/2020, Week 2, “Why don’t you see me?!” In this post, I will be revealing the raw data within Week 2 from my study, “Self-Care after Trauma: A heuristic inquiry using Art Therapy, Journaling, and Dream reflection.” What consists within the raw data is all of my artwork, journal entries, and documented dreams that was expressed for … Continue reading Self-Care after Trauma: Wanting to Change my Reality. (week 2 of my study)

The Healing Journey IS Worth It.

So, for a little bit of life updates that I have been alluding to, I am moving! I have been wanting to move since October of 2020, and I was quite impatient waiting for this moment. On and off for the past year and a half I have been driving 3 hours a day to get to … Continue reading The Healing Journey IS Worth It.

Experiencing A Traumatic Flashback.

December of 2018, a month after owning my suffering, I experienced my first traumatic flashback. Even though I recently made a huge breakthrough in my healing, it did not mean I was healed. For me, it meant that I had just opened myself up to start doing the real work.  I had been avoiding my … Continue reading Experiencing A Traumatic Flashback.

Owning My Suffering.

November 2018 I’m not sure if you have been keeping track or not, but this is the fourth blog post of describing the awakening and healing that took place in just one semester of grad school! It was a lot to integrate, but hey, my soul was obviously ready for it. Today I will be sharing the process … Continue reading Owning My Suffering.

Avoiding My Trauma Turned Into Depression.

December 2017 So far on my healing journey, there has been a correlation between experiencing depression and avoiding my trauma. When I face my trauma, or even consistently facing my emotions, to work through it, my depression decreases. It was difficult for me to understand that concept though. It was easier for me to chalk … Continue reading Avoiding My Trauma Turned Into Depression.

My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

Junior year (2014-2015) This will be the last blog post describing the traumatic incidences. Then I will transition into my healing process. I know I came right out the gate diving into the darkness with you and I appreciate you being here with me. This is where it all begins. In the depths of our … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 3: College was not a fun time.

My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.

8th grade (2007-2008) First, let’s take a moment and laugh at the awkward beginning stage of puberty. We ALL have been there. Every time I look at this picture I think, “Uh, where the fuck are my eyebrows?” I obviously recently discovered waxing. Then there’s the bulky plastic jewelry. A true fashion statement for the … Continue reading My Trauma Story pt. 2: The moment my voice was completely taken.