Category Archives: emotions

Post-Trauma: Reaching Capacity

Our human capacity to navigate the emotional, mental, and physical demands of processing a traumatic event leaves little or no room for anything else. Continue reading

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Heart Attack: Harder to Recognize Than You Think

We realized his heart had experienced a trauma and we will need to address the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of it, just as we had to after the shooting. Although a lesser trauma, the process will be much the same—assessing/grieving losses, dealing with mortality, rejoicing in life-spared, adjusting to a new normal. Continue reading

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The Flowers

This note about mourning and the grief process is beautifully touching. Excerpt: “My grandma is living without my grandpa. Parts of her life have expired and she allows them to be as she allows herself to be: to adjust, grow and change, develop, learn, thrive even.” Continue reading

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Children

A poem written by Kristen about the shooting at her church, she and her family survived, when she was twelve. Continue reading

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Whatever It Takes, As Long As It Takes

Embracing the grief process does not just happen, it is something we choose—whatever it takes, as long as it takes—because our healing can only be complete on the other side. Continue reading

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