Ula, That is beautiful. I have learned so much through …

Comment on How to Stay Connected While Writing Your Trauma by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Ula, That is beautiful. I have learned so much through meditation. I struggle to tune into my body even though I lead a class writing meditation to that end. The stories we hold in our selves . . . But they ARE just stories, and we DO get to choose. What you are saying is precisely what got me from stuck in trauma to recognizing the value I can carry from it. Thank you.

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