I believe life tosses adversity our way so we can choose to use it for good. My childhood was traumatic. My adulthood isn’t. Surfing life’s waves becomes more meaningful when you surround yourself with like-minded souls. Thank you for being in this sacred space. I look forward to sharing with you.

We’ve all experienced trauma to some degree. Obviously, we’ve all known some form of happiness. The articles within this Journal share the many ways I continue to heal my childhood trauma and lean into happiness and well-being. 

I share insecurities, disappointments and heartaches, as well as simple joys and therapeutic accomplishments. I write about the techniques I found to help heal my trauma. And I highlight books and activities that helped along the way.

And with that, I’ll impart the wonderfully wise words of Catherine Woodiwiss:

“This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as ‘getting over it’. A major life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. You are different now. Full stop. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life, warts, wisdom and all, with courage.”