"How Is Now Different from Then?"

Illustration: Jen Troyer

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Hyperstress can trigger memories of trauma: abuse, illness, an accident. We may think we're back there, helpless and clueless, instead of in the here and now, with options. Now may be stressful, but it's not then. You have the freedom to get support, wisdom or skill. Just noticing that will help you relax.
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