Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services

Metaphorically and literally.  Literally, you should have your own hammer just like my Grandma Dora. It is probably the most helpful tool in any carpenter’s toolbox. Hang a picture, build a dog house or some raised beds. Rip out that wall blocking your view (maybe get a permit and verify it is NOT load bearing … Continue reading Every Woman Needs a Hammer: The Importance of Local Crisis & Social Services

Did the Depp v. Heard Trial Help Me Connect to a Larger Purpose?

This post contains triggers. Please read this only if you feel safe doing so. If you need it, here’s a hug from one survivor of IPV to another (read part of my story here). I see you. That title sounds a bit like click-bait doesn’t it? I kinda love/hate it, but I am trying to … Continue reading Did the Depp v. Heard Trial Help Me Connect to a Larger Purpose?

Deep Dive on CPTSD | The First Time I Drank, I Drank a Bottle

Here I go again. Nothing to drink since July 3, 2022. The time has come once again to hit the brakes; I need to let go of this coping mechanism for my Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). Although alcohol does numb my trauma-related symptoms, it's not sustainable. Among other things, I have severe insomnia … Continue reading Deep Dive on CPTSD | The First Time I Drank, I Drank a Bottle