This article I wrote was recently published by The Tattooed Buddha, who describes themselves as “a platform for the spiritual misfits and contemplative rebels,” who “aim to promote peace and educate through writing, workshops and community.”
Here’s a brief excerpt:
Having the courage to be seen and heard, allowing others to help you, and giving yourself the space and grace to begin recovery are all difficult to navigate… but critical. The desire to transform the experience into another part of the tapestry that is our life and history is strong. No one willingly holds onto traumatic events once we reach an understanding of how damaging they are.