Frieda López is the writer for Journey of an Unraveled Road who was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She is a blogger and runs her own site at Friedathewriter.com
Why Do We Fear Death?
After writing my published book "Journey of an Unraveled Road," I thought my journey was set on a straight and narrow path. As a psychologist and a life coach, it becomes unrealistic. But in human nature, it becomes a natural human reaction in the hopes of finally getting to the destination we belong to as I begin to reflect on the things I discovered then and what I am discovering now. Not only did I help transition my Father to his new life after death on December 14, 2021, a month later, but I also had to do the same with my beloved great aunt a month after my dad's departure. She departed into her new life on January 14, 2022. But thanks to my shadow work (a term used in self-help when you face and resolve all of your inner demons) and having a "there is always a light at the end of the tunnel" idealism. Thanks to my caretaking experience of two hospice patients and the unexplained phenomena, many in the traditional health industry would argue that the phenomena experienced don't have a scientific explanation. The consistent occurrences of my Father and Great Aunt that occurred before they left this world have made me become a true believer that things are coincidental. Two of my three beloved family members passed away on the same day and simultaneously. But the physical experiences I shared with my Grandmother and other family members at that time make me believe there is something more significant than the materialistic world. My first calling of being a writer (something I have already become). In hopes to inspire others to preserve hope (something that proves to be a challenge in this modern-day society).The experience of caring for two beloved family members that I was close to in their hospice care. It has me beckoning my second calling of becoming a death doula. Or what is commonly known as a death midwife? Thanks to the beautiful hospice agency that supported me through the care of my relatives. As the gift they witnessed, I would never have noticed if it wasn't for their observation. Was that I have of the gift of not only comforting those who are transitioning to their new life but eliminating the fear that 75% of the human population has—the fear of dying.
The Negativity Gained From My Writing Venture
Fiction based series written in August 2020 If you follow my blog, some of you know that I got sick with bronchitis that was turning into pneumonia. Before this, I dealt with an idealism in my mind, which had me leave writing indefinitely. Knowing my flaws and the things I result to, the inpatients and the criticism that had me considering this. Mind you having a published book. I did a lot than what most have been able to accomplish. Through hard work and consistency, I achieved this milestone in my life that I started resenting. Not because I didn't reach this joint success that everyone wants to achieve. The idealisms that being rich and on the map would change my life for the better. That I finally got revenge on all of those who said I couldn't. Which many people assume is my motive. But the truth in the matter is that it wasn't my motive. The truth is that I wrote this book to help others heal from the emotional and physical abuse I have endured in life. That after noticing the things we don't see when we are involved in our own life—the behavioral patterns of those in the society which lie to others to gain acceptance of prestigious valor. Reveal the bread crumbs of past events that they have endured as children. Revealing the same behaviors everyone engages in unknowingly to internalized the pains from the past. That gaslighting, the belittling, the lack of empathy, the shaming, the bullying all result in the same everyday tragedies and trauma that many of us have endured in childhood, and our early adult lives. The fact that somewhere along our journey, we all been abused.
The Reality of Surviving A Pandemic
So let me just say this, I am doing a lot better. And thankfully, it wasn't COVID. But it scared the shit out of me. Why lie about it. The feeling that took over me was resentment and anger. Mainly toward society and the people who know better and think they above everyone else. Because the experience of getting sick during this era is the worst feeling and the most tedious process that I have ever experienced in my life, the truth is I am not one to brag to people about going to med school and choosing to drop out by choice. The first stereotype that I got in my life was that I dropped out of Med School because I wasn't cut out for it. That I wasn't smart to complete medical school. When I talk about the real reason, the politics, and the fact that when you're in med school and coming from a low-income family, med students, if they don't get scholarships, are typically in debt their entire lives, which leaving med school because of my reasons, I was deemed stupid and foolish to my family. "Why did you spend all that time and waste that money," I was told time and time again. Well, truth is said, the smartest thing I ever did was using the money I gained from modeling to pay that entire debt off. Which is another stereotype that I always get in a critical idealism is "You modeled?" Some see it as I am lying to "impress" or gain acceptance from people, and some just say straight up, "You're an ugly fat bitch." And regardless if I was fit at one point, too many people, I am and always be "a fat ugly bitch." Which truth is I don't take the offensive and personally. Because as they say, "misery loves company." And that resentment and that hate that people have towards other people comes from a place of pain and insecurity.
A Cruiser's Paradise
“No. Stop. Please stop. Noooo,” Frank said as he opened his eye swinging, which followed with an agonizing groan. He opened his eye to see two police officers standing over his bed as he looked up from the lying position. As he ended up attempting to lift his arm, he heard the clang of his handcuff that secured his left hand to the rail.
An Assaulter's Affair
Introduction Human Psychology has shown that everyone is mapped differently based on the things we experience in life. In many cases, those who experience trauma in life are the ones that end up suffering the most. In many cases, people avoid idealism, as people live in denial to prevent the things that replay in their heads, suppressing the nightmares that haunt them of these internalized events. But we aren't talking about the traumas that you are thinking about. As trauma out of our control are what I am referring to as car crashes and accidents, people experience common trauma that keeps people in subtle fear. However, in a situation where trauma is an ongoing occurrence starting in childhood. Where those who prey on the vulnerable to cope with the internalized fears of feeling powerless. Inducing trauma to those around them and preying on the weaker.