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Hidden Disability

Hidden Disability

I was asked to write about myself – my hidden disability. Injured at work, determined to be permanent injuries by their own doctors, they called me a liar because they could not see my injuries. They bullied me. They threatened me. They pushed me within an inch of my...
Alternate Serenity Prayer

Alternate Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on being better, and the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am. Anonymous...
Isolation

Isolation

This is a very difficult subject for me. Isolation is where I go when something in the world overwhelms me. It’s where I go when I’m hurt. It’s where my parents put me. It’s all I know when there is pain.The most horrible thing about isolation is that there is no...
Support in Stages

Support in Stages

My First Day in ACA I remember when I first came through the ACA doors, I was feeling defeated, overwhelmed and full of shame that I could not shake off the effects of my childhood trauma. My children wanted nothing to do with me, my husband and I had separated due to...
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