• Sharing Resources That Saved Me

    I was a victim of domestic violence growing up. I truly believed that abuse equaled love. This warped way of thinking led to my incessant need to please, feelings of inadequacy, lack of coping skills, and ultimately propelled my addiction. Abuse and addiction are both heavily stigmatized and this led me to suffer in silence. I finally reached out for help and I am so grateful I did. I have almost 3 years sober today ...

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    Tags:
    trauma,
    recovery,
    domestic abuse,
    addiction
  • Shedding the label

    ' I will survive' by Gloria Gaynor. I do not like this song, perhaps I did once. Survive defined as : continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship. I do not wish to merely live or exist I wish to feel alive..to be free of danger or hardship. I rotate the dial on the car radio and eliminate the disco beat from my ears....the lyrics linger... fluttering, around my head ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    survival,
    domestic abuse
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