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Trauma is Not Sin

Trauma belonged to others. I had experienced difficulties in my childhood, but I didn’t feel like I deserved that diagnosis when others had truly suffered.


"Only in the context of grace can we face our sin; only in the place of healing do we dare to show our wounds ... " Henri Nouwen

Life is Rarely Red: Triaging Daily Life

While my feelings often jump quickly to red, the truth is that life is rarely red. Sometimes yellow is more accurate (like being on time for a medical appointment). I’ve discovered that life is meant to be lived in the green zone.


Triaging Daily Life

Stopping to Heal: Grace for Caregivers

The thing with Watching someone with a chronic illness is that there are no convenient “rest points.” When we push down our hurts or try to barge our way through them, we can often turn them into trauma. Stopping to heal is very important for caregivers.


"Trauma is a word with a lot of baggage. The good thing ... is that it can be worked through and talked about, felt and soothed, comforted and consoled." Emily J. Maurits
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