The No-Cleanse Lifestyle (tw for witchcraft)

Unlike other witches, I don't DO cleansing. Sometimes, there are exceptions. If something has "bad energy" surrounding it (like things that I love but were given to me by an ex-partner), I will cleanse it. If my tarot deck is giving me weird repeats, I take note of their message (then make a Facebook post … Continue reading The No-Cleanse Lifestyle (tw for witchcraft)

The Three Types of Abuse

Abuse survivors and the professionals that work with them split up abusive behavior into emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Emotional abuse is generally regarded, though not necessarily consciously, as the least harmful, and physical abuse is usually seen as the worst. Many survivors, when seeking to downplay their trauma to cope, will say to themselves … Continue reading The Three Types of Abuse

Review: The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams (second edition) is an interactive journey through trauma recovery backed up by science and personal wisdom. It largely conforms to other works about trauma I have read, especially Judith Herman's ideas about the three phases of trauma recovery. I was super excited to dive in and do all … Continue reading Review: The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams

The Ugly Bullet Journal: A Practical Organization System for Increased Mindfulness

I am a hot mess, but I used to be worse. A few years ago, I would miss the opportunity to renew my food stamps applications because I threw the notice on my desk and then just forgot about it, leaving me without food money for a month. I would miss work deadlines because I … Continue reading The Ugly Bullet Journal: A Practical Organization System for Increased Mindfulness