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When My Dog Died

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 13, 2020

RIP Finnegan Quinn June 22, 2012 to September 4, 2020 17 Pound Force of Chaos Indomitable Clown, Master Cuddling Champ Well Done, Little Beast. I Return Your to Your Creator with Gratitude, Humility, and Grief. Finnegan Quinn, my emotional support dog, died suddenly last week following my first Spirit...

Musical Evening

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 8, 2020

Historic tragedy wounded our nation nineteen years ago this week. We share that memory, all of us. Experiences vary, but the trauma connects us. It’s a good week to keep in mind we all are grappling in our own ways. Self-care on memorial anniversaries is really important. Planning ahead...

Sacred Corners

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • September 5, 2020

Being home indefinitely can be rough, even for introverts! There are some easy and enjoyable ways to adjust home space so we can break through the sense of spacial monotony—and the monotony of dejection, too. The idea is to create zones that are distinct, by using all our senses...

Recovery from trauma often hits a point where we want to create healthy life routines to support recovering, and that can mean looking for work that better accommodates personal needs. It may be a diagnosis we’re integrating into a whole life, or may be a new-found understanding about our...

A World Day for Victims & Hope

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • August 27, 2020

A new global collaborative has been launched to establish a World Day for Preventing and Healing from Child Sexual Abuse. Spirit Fire survivors are founders and in leadership roles, with the support of Harvard University and a fast-growing line up of thought and civic leaders. All the Children is...

Work Life After Trauma

  • By Teresa Pitt Green
  • August 17, 2020

The pandemic has created dramatic financial strain across the country, especially so for those whose financial situations have been compromised already due to mental, physical, or other disability. Too many survivors of abuse fall into these categories. Protect Yourself from Scams Here comes some practical advice. This article begins...

A History of Hope in Fear

One of the best ways to overcome fear is to get informed, but just try to find information without high-drama news covering the battle of Science vs. COVID-19 that doesn’t feed our worse fears! There’s another way to find hope in this historic crisis: history. Reading about historical pandemics...

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