Dear Friend… Love Your Survivor

By Deborah Schiefer Dear friend, I am a trauma survivor and I hate the word “triggered.” See, social media and politics have taken a word that’s very real to me and turned it into something that paints me into a tantrum-throwing child. But, friend, triggers are real and sometimes those of us with trauma historiesContinue reading “Dear Friend… Love Your Survivor”

Your Journey is Real… And Uniquely Yours

by Deborah Schiefer When my Mom was first diagnosed with early-onset dementia and I became a part-time caregiver for her, I thought I was alone. During my late childhood years, she became increasingly abusive toward me, peaking in my adolescence. The abuse became so severe, I ended up moving in with another family for myContinue reading “Your Journey is Real… And Uniquely Yours”