We aren’t born with an instruction book

There is no manual that teaches us how to live. We aren’t born with an instruction book giving us the answers to all the obstacles we will face in our lives.

The best way I found to deal with trauma and emotional wounds was to create this blog actually. Writing about my experiences, my fears, the life lessons I’ve acquired to experience, baring my soul and fighting for awareness and rights helps me work through trauma and emotional scars that have been with me for years, some for decades.

“Writing my blog has saved me thousands on therapy.” – Phil Cooke

I was taken by surprised the other day when my teenage kid told me that she recognized me in the portrayal of PTSD in “One Day at a Time”. I thought I was hiding my pain better than that, but children always know. They always see more than we think.


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