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Expedition 15: Memories-Christmas Eve

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Expedition 15: Memories-Christmas Eve

The seasons change year after year, we evolve as people, our families grow and shrink but one thing always remains MEMORIES. Many of them lessons learned throughout the year others ones we fondly recall which remind us of simpler times. It has been a fair amount of time since I felt the presence of my Grandmother around me I used to feel her often. For some reason today she came to me but not before dropping a bunch of hints. There was the dime I found seconds after clearing my kitchen table yesterday, the photographs my Aunt posted on Facebook...

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Expedition 8: Combating Post-Traumatic Avoidance

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Expedition 8: Combating Post-Traumatic Avoidance

Avoidance (uh-void-ns) Using behaviours to try to avoid or escape particular thoughts or feelings.  While meditating I realized that AVOIDANCE has been one of my major coping tools throughout my journey back to health post-accident. It has also been my worst ENEMY in reclaiming the things I’ve lost. I’ve been occupying myself with mundane activities to avoid confronting my traumatic emotions. I am TERRIFIED that my broken brain will convince me to do something irrational if I confront things on my own. Until I get the proper support team in place to help me confront my emotions I’ve been using...

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Expedition 3: Poor Unfortunate Souls

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Expedition 3: Poor Unfortunate Souls

Trau-ma an event which cuts deep in your core and changes how you navigate life an injury or destruction of your sense of safety an obstacle that you can fight to overcome with support, spirituality and divination A mental health diagnosis following a traumatic car accident has left me battling the beast of ANXIETY on a daily basis while fighting off bouts of DEPRESSION to keep me from falling off the edge of the earth. I continue to somehow keep it all together with the support of my husband, my daughter and some truly understanding friends. Unfortunately, recently I had...

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