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Archive | October, 2015

It does get better.

A kindred spiritAs I write this, the wind is blowing and howling outside of my window, it's a lonely sound.  I remember sitting and looking out my window in the Fall of 2010, the wind was howling then too and the window I was sitting at was at Inasmuch House in Hamilton, a shelter for women.  I was alone and the wind echoed my pain.  Thank God for Inasmuch House for although I felt alone in what I was going through, I had never been more surrounded by support. 

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It’s good to connect with each other

it's good to connect with each other

it's good to connect with each other

Last week I had a break and enter at my home.  Not much was taken (I'm grateful that I obviously have nothing of any real value!) but my bedroom was ransacked.  I walked in to see most of my clothes strewn across the floor and I suddenly realised that I couldn’t touch them.  I couldn’t physically touch them! (How weird is that?)  I figured I would be able to do it the next day...nope.  Then the next and the next...nope, nope, nope.  OK I was just going to have to wait until I was able to speak to my counsellor at Catholic Family Services.  I came home from that appointment a few days later and  was finally able to clear up my clothes ... my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Domestic Violence had been triggered but once I was able to see that clearly I was able to move on.

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