Authenticity

Authenticity 1. The quality or condition of being authentic, trustworthy, or genuine.  dictionary.search.yahoo.com Ooo boy was this ever a toughy for me.  I first had to understand that my whole life was built on lies, half truths, and fear.  My counselor held the mirror while I looked at my past.  I didn’t remember any of…

Back to basics

Back to basics is a buzz word at school referring to the need to teach reading, writing and arithmetic.  Getting back to basics in psychological terms is boundaries, authenticity, and self-regulation.  Child abuse interferes with learning these basics.  My boundaries were violated so often and so completely I didn’t even know what they were.  Simply…

Authenticity

PTSD is brutal.  Severe dissociation is an elaborate hiding game from yourself.  The most difficult challenge is to choose authenticity in a world that wants you to “Don’t worry, be happy.”  Feeling what you feel when others tell you to ‘fake it until you make it’ is a difficult challenge.  Sometimes I prefer to be home…