Trauma recovery requires a witness.

Psychological trauma recovery requires help. It requires input from others. It requires support, to be heard, to be witnessed, and sadly, because it is rare, it requires being understood. Empathy can go only so far and not ever be enough. A victim of psychological abuse probably has and gives more empathy than anyone they know…

“To laugh often and much; …

… to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed…