I am a writer, educator and trauma survivor.

I am a writer, educator and trauma survivor.

My mission is to learn how to live a healthy life after trauma and to help others learn how to do so too.

I share my stories in the hope that they will help you or someone you love know you are not alone.

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As a writer, I share my stories in the hope that they will help you or someone you love know you are not alone.

My blog and essays cover topics including, but not limited to: healing from trauma, coping with neurological disorder and practicing mindfulness. The views displayed in my writing are my own.

My stories are featured on Birmingham Maple Clinic’s and Dr. Marlene Kasman’s websites and in Psych Central and The Mighty.

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As an educator, I teach writing at a local university and promote mindful living as a campus wellness ambassador.

I have a Bachelor’s in Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Writing from DePaul University.

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As a trauma survivor, I share my stories of how I’m learning to heal.

I know the amount of daily work that goes into trauma recovery, and I share what I learn to help bring us together. To extend the light. To heal. ​

I welcome your experiences, questions and thoughts.

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As a writer, I share my stories in the hope that they will help you or someone you love know you are not alone.

My blog and essays cover topics including, but not limited to: healing from trauma, coping with neurological disorder and practicing mindfulness. The views displayed in my writing are my own.

My stories are featured on Birmingham Maple Clinic’s and Dr. Marlene Kasman’s websites and in Psych Central and The Mighty.

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ESSAYS
ARTICLES

As an educator, I teach writing at a local university and promote mindful living as a campus wellness ambassador.

I have a Bachelor’s in Humanities from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Writing from DePaul University.

VIEW WORKSHOPS

As a trauma survivor, I share my stories of how I’m learning to heal.

I know the amount of daily work that goes into healing, and I share what I learn to help bring us together. To extend the light. To heal. ​

I welcome your experiences, questions and thoughts.

SENSORY PRODUCT REVIEWS
VIEW WORKSHOPS

Working as a trauma survivor can be tricky.

Watch me perform at The Moth where I share how sensory processing disorder (SPD) affects my ability to teach, how a near-death experience served as a wake-up call and how teaching online has changed my life.

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Upcoming Workshops

In order to help others connect to themselves — to understand their pain — and to live a healthy, mindful life, I’ve created the Writing for Health class series.

WRITING FOR HEALTH: PART 1

How to journal to connect to your interoceptive sense and to understand your anxiety, depression and pain

WHEN Wednesday, August 25, 2021
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7:00 – 7:40 p.m. EST
WHERE Zoom
PRICE Free!

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

It was March of 2018 and my third attempt at medication in three years. To try to ease my troubled mind. I had tried drugs before — prescribed or not — but this time, I was more desperate than usual for one to work. Because it wasn’t just myself I was trying to save, it was my marriage. My husband and I had recently experienced another incident. Another episode of me unconsciously going after him. Attacking him.

Followed by me attacking myself. Another menstrual cycle had come and gone, and I still didn’t understand what came over me each month. Making my body do things I didn’t want it to do. Like I was possessed. Cursed. Under a spell…

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Xen Unit and Neuvana App Review

This duo help you get out of a fight-or-flight response by stimulating the vagus nerve. Oh, the wonders of neuroscience. Click here to read the full review.

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“Hi Jenna, I just wanted to let you know how much reading your blog is resonating with me and some of my experiences. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences in allowing others to relate, cry and learn along with you ❤️ “

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