Is there A Scientific Benefit to PTSD?

  I have spent my entire adult life trying to understand my childhood. Something, I don’t know what, is driving me to comprehend my parents mental illness. I wonder though, what will I gain by knowing? Will enlightment change anything? Give me more compassion? Will it bring me freedom? So many people throughout the course…

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Touch 

   What is it to be touched without recoiling into ones self like a broken spring? To never hide behind locked doors that slam shut as people approach?  To stiffen as hard as stone when a hug or small embrace is offered? What fear lurks behind such vulnerability?  As I grieve touch I have learned…

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Footprints in the sand 

   I believe dreams are a direct line of communication between the conscious and subconscious or the conscious mind and God. I also believe a persons subconscious is like a guardian whose sole mission is to protect ones psyche.    People that have internal conflict or don’t understand why they do what they do have…

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Silence 

   We come here as often as we can manage to steal away;  Whenever there is an overwhelming urge to unplug or disconnect from the everyday monotony. Sometimes I need to get lost in its endlessness and power.    There is comfort to be found sitting next to something bigger than yourself, a weight that…

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Silent screams and putting a broken heart to bed 

  There’s a small lake in my community that nobody visits. When times get to be to much I drive my car down there and scream. I scream out my pain, fear, loneliness, and anger. Listening to myself as I scream I’m reminded of an animal howling in pain as it dies. It is a…

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The secrets a closed mind protects 

People are layered like coats of paint on a wall. With each broken heart, deserted dream, or loss of hope a new coat is added. Imagine what each layer hides; fear painted over with sadness, sadness painted over with anxiety, etc. now, imagine a person seeking true healing because they are tired of the paint…

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