Not Alone

As a survivor of sexual trauma, there’s small comfort in knowing that I am not alone. I am not alone in being triggered by the Trump campaign on a daily basis. I am not alone in my disgust. I am not alone in being obsessed with this national nightmare. I am not alone in wishing that all sexual predators will know the terror that they inflict. I am not alone in my pride for the courageous women and men who stand up to victimization. I am not alone in my anger. Speaking of anger… I am angry that I – and millions…

Are you “sensitive?”

If so, you know too well how rough it can be to get through a week of challenging, and sometimes horrifying, news.  Reasons for being a high-stress personality are myriad, starting in the womb. Was Mom stressed? Then she passed those nasty stress hormones on to you. Generations of trauma* flow through our collective DNA. It manifests in a variety of personality traits, from irritability, abusive behavior, and paranoia, to addiction and depression. My departed mom is a good example. I believe that she did the best she could, but she had neither a good start nor a good education, and married a…