Archives – Page 4

Archives – Page 4
Journal entries dated June 18, 2009 to July 30, 2009
(Posts published 10/02/09 to 12/11/09)

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Post #154: READER INPUT
(Posted to the blog on 10/2/09)
Reader Input – Secrets: Do you keep secrets in emotionally intimate relationships?

Post #155: SPOTLIGHT
(Posted to the blog on 10/3/09)
Spotlight – Let Go, Let Peace: Spotlight on a good cause

Post #156: June 18, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/4/09)
Finding my courage: My mom invites me to go whitewater rafting

Post #157: June 19, 2009 – am
(Posted to the blog on 10/6/09)
Good-bye, friend: A friend moves away

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Post #158: June 19, 2009 – pm
(Posted to the blog on 10/7/09)
Whitewater rafting: Our whitewater rafting trip was a blast!

Post #159: June 20, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/8/09)
Healing through teaching: Teaching piano to my autistic student not only contributes to his development, but also contributes greatly to my own healing

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Post #160: June 21, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/10/09)
Blessings in disguise – Part 1: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – personal strengths I’ve developed as a result of my history

Post #161: June 22, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/11/09)
Blessings in disguise – Part 2: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – personal strengths I’ve developed as a result of my history

Post #162: June 23, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/12/09)
Coping as a way to survive: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – coping as a way to survive

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Post #163: June 24, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/14/09)
It’s easier to forget: Book study -“Courage to Heal” – forgetting it happened, splitting into all good or all bad

Post #164: June 25, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/15/09)
The opposing faces of me: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – lack of integration

Post #165: June 26, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/16/09)
Putting names to the faces: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – dissociation

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Post #166: June 27, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/18/09)
Just a floating head: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – leaving your body and other forms of escape

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Post #167: June 28, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/19/09)
Keeping it all under control: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – extreme organization, chaos, spacing out, hyper-awareness, humor and busyness

Post #168: June 29, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/20/09)
A step into the world of autism: My piano student’s way of interacting through touch challenges my comfort zone

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Post #169: June 30, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/22/09)
A cruel blast of cold air: A dream reveals some hidden yet-to-be-defined emotional trauma

Post #170: July 2, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/23/09)
No more compliance: I realize that I was not the non-compliant party in therapy

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Post #171: July 3, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/24/09)
At my own pace: Entertaining fantasies in which I am the one initiating touch

Post #172: July 5, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/26/09)
Fuzzy boundaries: Maritime history and ways my family tends to run roughshod over my personal boundaries


Post #173: July 7, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/28/09)
Choosing numbness over pain: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – mental illness, self-injury, isolation, addictions

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Post #174: July 8, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/29/09)
Keeping to myself: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – intimacy, religion, sex

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Post #175: July 9, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 10/30/09)
One journey with many steps: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – the stages of healing

Post #176: READER INPUT
(Posted to the blog on 11/2/09)
Reader Input – trigger warnings: Under what conditions are trigger warnings appropriate?

Post #177: SPOTLIGHT
(Posted to the blog on 11/3/09)
Spotlight – Letting Go: Spotlight on a great blog

Post #178: July 10, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/4/09)
Unlike anything you’d expect: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – the decision to heal

Post #179: July 11, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/5/09)
Can’t stop talking about it: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – the emergency stage

Post #180: GUEST POST
(Posted to the blog on 11/6/09)
Guest Post by Evan Hadkins – Learning from our obsessions: Why do we obsess during the emergency stage?

Post #181: July 12, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/9/09)
Hidden memories: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – the experience of remembering

Post #182: July 13, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/10/09)
There are feelings attached: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – allowing yourself to remember

Post #183: July 14, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/12/09)
Forgetful children: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – why children forget what is happening to them

Post #184: July 15, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/13/09)
No sparing the details: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – should I cater my writing to the interest of my readers?

Post #185: July 16, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/16/09)
My hope is strong: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – my reasons for documenting what I remember

Post #186: July 17, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/17/09)
So close to home: I watch a show about compulsive skin-picking and it hits close to home

Post #187: July 18, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/18/09)
It all makes sense: More memories surface; I’m starting to get my arms around my parents’ role in the trauma

Post #188: July 19, 2009 – morning
(Posted to the blog on 11/20/09)
Showing my face around: I am starting to feel less shame about my history, and less need to hide it from people

Post #189: July 19, 2009 – noon
(Posted to the blog on 11/22/09)
Climbing to my sanctuary: I go on a hike for the first time in over a year

Post #190: July 20, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/24/09)
Blame it on the blister: Just hours after completing a glorious hike, I spin out of control into dark self-destruction

Post #191: July 21, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/29/09)
Variety is the spice of life: I’m starting to get more piano students


Post #192: July 24, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 11/30/09)
Structure, triggers and other fun stuff: I’m getting triggered by structure, but how can I function without it?

Post #193: GUEST POST
(Posted to the blog on 12/2/09)
Guest Post by Evan Hadkins: Need for extreme control over my environment

Post #194: READER INPUT
(Posted to the blog on 12/4/09)
Reader Input – Nose dives: Discussion on the causes and prevention of emotional nose dives

Post #195: SPOTLIGHT
(Posted to the blog on 12/5/09)
Spotlight on a great blog: All Who Wander Are Not Lost!

Post #196: July 25, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 12/6/09)
I love lists: Book study – “Courage to Heal” – a long list of emotions

Post #197: July 26, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 12/8/09)
For the sake of Alice, Jr.: Something is living in
my bathroom window well

Post #198: July 27, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 12/9/09)
Going in circles: The thought of saying affirmations triggers me

Post #199: July 28, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 12/10/09)
Gentle vibrations: I find peaceful rest by embracing emotions instead of fighting them

Post #200: July 30, 2009
(Posted to the blog on 12/11/09)
A possible paradigm shift: My self-destructive behaviors are starting to abate

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