"Mommy, I really need to write a letter to Lady Gaga. Do you think we can find her address on the internet?" "I'm sure we can, honey." "When she get's it, do you think she'll write back to me? I have some questions I want to ask her." "I'm not sure, honey. She's a really… Continue reading Mommy, Do You Think She’ll Answer?
*Trigger Warning - Abuse, Rape, Victim* "Tonight we are going to do some grappling." (Yes, I certainly will be grappling) The high energy from the children's class was slowly diffusing from the air as all us adults sat down on the red mats of the Taekwondo studio. We sat in a rough circle around the Master of… Continue reading Grappling
I've never been one to hold back on talking about how I'm feeling or what I'm going through - for sure not on my blog, and sometimes in real life too. It has never been a secret that I've struggled with anxiety for many years, and that I've experienced an acute worsening of that anxiety… Continue reading I’m Talking
Last week's Building Rome challenge did not go very well. If you don't already know, Building Rome is a weekly challenge about making small goals for yourself and (hopefully) seeing them through. Up until now I have done a pretty good job (I think). However, this week was a little off. I won't say it… Continue reading Below the goal line
Think about it... It takes a moment to register; at least it did for me. Isn't trauma, inherently, supposed to be accidental? So non-accidental trauma just didn't make sense. I'm on pediatrics right now. This is where I was introduced to the concept of non-accidental trauma. "18 month old girl with traumatic brain injury, secondary… Continue reading Non-accidental Trauma