A Time to Cry, a Time to Hope

A Time to Cry, a Time to Hope

When Rev. Margie Swenson reviewed my recently published book, Hope After Trauma and PTSD: Making Sense of the Pain, she wrote:   “This book is about the need to lament—to live in the grief and sorrow and not run from it—yet to lament with hope because of God’s...
Go Deep

Go Deep

Remember how it feels to barely keep your head above water? Spin out of control? Head for a black hole? It’s like being caught in a “maelstrom,” a vicious storm or a violent whirlpool at sea. Imagine that two ocean currents, traveling in opposite directions, try to...
Three Ways to Wait

Three Ways to Wait

Waiting. Ugh. I find it excruciating, especially when I feel trapped by my circumstances. If you’ve been through a trauma, you know what I mean. It can take years to process the mess you’re in. You actively pursue healing, but you still have to wait … to...
There Comes a Moment

There Comes a Moment

Can you remember a day when something painful finally stopped hurting? Perhaps the pain came with an illness, from a fall, or after you moved furniture all by yourself. I remember wearing a pair of shoes that rubbed two toes raw. It felt so good when I could finally...
For now …

For now …

Just want you to know that I’m taking a break for a while. Need to relax, regroup, recover some more. If anything comes up that’s urgent, please contact me via the form on this site. Blessings.
Worrying About the World?

Worrying About the World?

Recently, I’ve been answering some very interesting questions on Quora, an information-exchange website. Many of the questions concern anxiety and worry. Do you find that PTSD has lowered your worry quotient? We spend so much time in our heads, so it seems completely...