In the Extreme: Memory and Trauma (Part 3 of 3)

Judging by my Facebook feed, 2014 wasn’t particularly kind to many of my loved ones – most are bidding the year “good riddance to you” and some have already moved on to 2015 without looking back. And so I close the memory and trauma series just as 2014 is winding down: looking back to look … Continue reading In the Extreme: Memory and Trauma (Part 3 of 3)

Memory Injuries are Physical and Everywhere: Memory and Trauma (Part 2 of 3)

Warning: This post could be a bit emotionally painful to read. I apologize in advance. What’s one of the worst things that has happened to you in your life? Please remember it now. What happened? How did you feel? Keep this in your back pocket and read on. When Memory Processing Works Well: Dealing with … Continue reading Memory Injuries are Physical and Everywhere: Memory and Trauma (Part 2 of 3)

A Write to the Finish: NaNoWriMo and the Better Life

The universe converged during this WriMo’s 2014 win moment. This year’s NaNo wasn’t about just surviving – 2014 was about thriving. Love and the spirit of this annual worldwide novel-ing November made it all possible. This one’s for the WriMos, no matter what color your bar is. The NaNoWriMoment If you want to remember something as faithfully … Continue reading A Write to the Finish: NaNoWriMo and the Better Life

Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory and What to Do About It: Memory and Trauma (Part 1 of 3)

In my last post, I could have told my story about the Legend of Write or Die with more certainty. With fewer “maybes” and “might have beens”. The truth is, I really can’t remember the entire conversation all that well. I only really remember bits and pieces. It happened years ago and I’ve only recalled the … Continue reading Why You Can’t Trust Your Memory and What to Do About It: Memory and Trauma (Part 1 of 3)