There is a large issue happening in Ottawa that does not seem to be getting much attention at the moment. It certainly isn't getting any attention from government and is getting not much attention from media. However, it affects my family and many others here in Ottawa, Ontario, and we need to talk about it.
Locked in a moment of time,Your memory lives on,Like the feelings do-Through the music,Through the tears,Through the years.
Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, is the wonderful Pagan holiday celebrated every October 31st where children are able to dress up in costumes and pretend to be anything they wish to be. The kids go door-to-door and knock saying, "Trick or treat?" and then are handed candy which they usually throw into a pillow case or Halloween decorated bucket and go on to the next house.
I have a lot of trauma in my past and I was tired of living in "fight or flight" mode. Thing was... even after I received counseling and medication and help, my BODY was still in "fight or flight" mode whenever I was stressed. I didn't realize this was a thing until now and I had to make sure everyone knew!! Especially since I know how many people are struggling in our world with being in this mode.
One of the most important things we need to do when we are on this Earth is care for ourselves. A lot of people feel as though caring for themselves makes them selfish. It is not selfish to care for yourself. Remember, you cannot pour from an empty cup. Meaning, you cannot help other people if you are not taking care of yourself. In a time when many of us are fighting for social justice in the world, I felt it was very important to ensure everyone is taking proper care of themselves.