Tag Archives: ptsd

The Toll Of Violence

I survived being shot by my husband. I survived his suicide. I survived my grief and navigating my children through their grief journeys. I survived burying the beliefs of who I trusted him to be as I faced the undeniable … Continue reading

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I Am Hillary

The election is over, and now the work begins to heal from the hurt. I’m not referring to a nation, I am speaking exclusively about my own challenges with those in my life, who knowing everything I have been through, … Continue reading

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The Pull of the Ocean

One of the most healing opportunities I have been blessed with on this journey has been to connect with other survivors. There are intimate partner/domestic violence survivors. There are intimate homicide survivors. The former could have easily been the latter, … Continue reading

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Finding Jenn’s Voice: Ave Maria

As Tracy Schott-Wagner prepares to enter the final cut of the documentary in film festivals, she is adding an epilogue, the rest of our story. Each of us has chosen a path to reach back in to help others find … Continue reading

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Traveler

It took about two years for PTSD to hit full force. Once the exhilaration of survival yielded to the resumption of normalcy in everyday activities, my defenses were lowered and the protected boundaries were left wide open. As it does, … Continue reading

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