Just Breathe

The opening Chapter to the novel, ‘Just Breath’, an adult survivor of complex childhood trauma, coming of age novel. 1. Dad’s always made it clear that we’re nothing more than caged rats caught inside a wheel. He often clutched his bottle of scotch to his chest and cried, “Why don’t you love me?” Not knowing… Read More

Writing Core Wounds V

​Writing Core Wounds VAccessing the story of my core wounds through fictionWriting the story, ‘Just Breathe’ gave me the space, structure and power to change things enough to make it possible for me to articulate my emotional world. It was actually through writing this story that I came to learn and accept that I am an… Read More

Writing Core Wounds IV

​The past shadows us until we shine a light on itA splinter that doesn’t get removed becomes deeply embedded, increasingly sore and begins to infect the surrounding flesh. The splinter must come out. Regardless of how long it is stuck in the body, it must be removed just as a core wound needs to heal.… Read More