Posts made in February, 2017

The Phantom Pain of Trauma

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Ins and Outs of Eating Disorders, My Story, New Post | 0 comments

The Phantom Pain of Trauma

Let’s talk about trauma. Not all trauma looks like a war veteran who hits the ground when a car backfires. (Although that is very real and very frightening). Some trauma looks more like scar tissue. Or like a vine that has wrapped around a tree trunk. It grows with you, shapes you, distorts the way you branch out into the world. Over time it becomes a part of you. You barely even feel it anymore. There are only subtle traces of it — maybe a nagging ache in an otherwise happy moment, or a dark thought that surfaces from seemingly nowhere. Not feeling is not the same as healing. It...

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