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How Bodywork Retraumatized Me

It’s been over a year and a half since I stopped working with an acupuncturist, but it was only recently that I’ve been able to understand how much harm his treatments actually caused me due to his lack of professional … Continue reading

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Learning To Value My Creativity After Emotional Abuse

A photo I took shortly after escaping my abusive family home Being a visually oriented person, photography has long been a great interest of mine,  though it wasn’t always accessible to me. I remember the first significant time I used … Continue reading

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The Pretense of “Both Sides” When You’re The One Being Abused

When I was 9 years old I broke down crying and confessed to my sister how much my older brother had been abusing me on a daily basis since she went away, she said to me “C’mon Caden, I’ve seen … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need Time Travel To Establish My Worth

The past several months have been very intense and painful for me due to the healing work that my process has provoked all throughout the holidays, my birthday and then hitting the one year anniversary of confronting my abusive ex-family. … Continue reading

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Generational Financial Abuse: Theft, Ageism and The Lie of “Independance”

In my first semester of college while living at home I received a federal grant check from student aid,  and my mother stole it from me.  My parents banged on my door repeatedly that night while I was sleeping, ordering … Continue reading

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When I Really Can’t: My Trauma, My Body, My Life

The past two weeks have been filled with flashbacks of newly uncovered memories that were very difficult to deal with.  I’ve had nightmares, lost sleep and entire days due to the pain as I worked through it and eventually figured … Continue reading

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The Intertwining of Worth And Shame In Abusive Parenting

One morning my mother’s car was in the shop, and so she wasn’t able to pick up a coworker to carpool for once, it had to be the other way around.  I had much bigger things on my mind and … Continue reading

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