The Survivor Chronicles


The Survivor Chronicles

Survivor Chronicles is a small independent publication, geared towards documenting trauma survival stories. The focus is on literature and art that has been part of the process of trauma survival.

Location: #Identity
Members: 74
Latest Activity: Nov 15, 2015

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Surviving Gun Violence

Started by Sezin Koehler Jan 31, 2013. 0 Replies

Greetings fellow survivors,I recently did an interview with Bat Segundo's Edward Champion about my experience surviving a gun crime. I thought y'all might be interested in checking it out.Thanks and…Continue

Tags: violence, gun

L. Annette Binder, anyone?

Started by Alle C. Hall Oct 8, 2012. 0 Replies

Does anyone know about the new fiction collection Rise by L. Annette Binder? I'm not spamming for the book, BTW. Just interested.New Pages calls it "a book of fourteen stories in which, with each…Continue

Tags: New, Rise, Pages, book, review

Goodreads Giveaway - Shamanic Memoir

Started by Kelley Harrell Aug 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Now through 10 August Goodreads is giving away5 copies of my…Continue

Tags: neoshamanism, totemism, PTSD, memoir, shamanism

Gift of the Dreamtime for $1 until 2 July

Started by Kelley Harrell Jun 30, 2012. 0 Replies

Get the "Gift of the Dreamtime - Awakening to the Divinity of Trauma" ebook from now until 2 July for $1 when you enter the code: DU59V. This memoir chronicles my transition from a childhood of PTSD…Continue

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Comment by Alison Buehler on October 20, 2015 at 8:26pm

Hi All,

I was drawn to this group because I host a blog called The Healing Wall that features stories of transformation. 

If you have one you would like to share, please let me know. I get about 750-1000 views per blog.

"The Healing Wall is a project designed to share stories of transformation. These are rare stones in our society. We are not good at change, even though it is the one constant. I've heard at least 85% of alcoholics never get sober. The majority of people with heart problems continue an unhealthy diet. Most people with mental illness medicate for life. People with anger problems die mad. Most of us hang on desperately to our deepest wounds. But, every once in a blue moon, something shifts. Once in a great while, a small miracle occurs and a cocoon opens revealing a completely transformed creature. These are the stories I want to mine for wisdom on The Healing Wall."

Comment by Chelise Stroud on November 24, 2013 at 12:38pm

Anatomy of a breakdown. A Million Tears. 


Comment by Emiliana Martín on November 22, 2013 at 5:16pm

What I have found is that forgiving my mother for looking the other way as my father did his thing is more difficult than I expected. This series is taking a serious toll on me but I realize how important it is to my healing and recovery from PTSD and major depression. 

Well, life got in the way but I'm still posting on 30 days of forgiveness. Of course, I've figured out it's 30 days that won't be in a row. Gotta cut myself some slack.This has been a very difficult series and I am just now scratching the surface in exploring what it means to forgive so I can heal well. 

Peer review and feedback means so much to me so comment away. Nevertheless, here are the links.:

Day One: Pushing past the pain,
Day Two: Stop feeling anger,
Day Three: Stop requirement payment,
Day Four: Give up resentment,
Day Five: Grant a pardon,
Day Six: Release,
Day Seven: Yield,
Day Eight: Sacrifice,
Day Nine: Ascribe,
Day 10: Surrender,
Day 11: No blame, no shame,
Day 12: Awareness,
Day 13: Acceptance,
Day 14: Action,

Comment by Emiliana Martín on November 1, 2013 at 7:52pm

I'm back! I'm kicking things off on my newly redesigned WordPress blog with a 30-day series on forgiveness. Big developments have happened over the last several months and I just can't keep it to myself any longer.

Look forward to your feedback. Thanks in advance!

Comment by Emiliana Martín on April 5, 2013 at 12:51pm
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Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 13, 2013 at 2:34pm

Needin' some lovin'? Here's a love letter sent special delivery just for Y-O-U.

New blog post:

Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 11, 2013 at 2:30pm

Suicide: Breaking Through

Today marks the seventh anniversary of my husband's funeral AND my cousin's suicide. I've learned the reason for suicide began long before my first attempt and, as it turns out, also is true for my cousin.

New blog post:

Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 6, 2013 at 2:40pm

I spent 6 years crocheting a beautiful blanket after my second suicide attempt and learned what love is.

Comment by Emiliana Martín on March 4, 2013 at 10:52am

Suicide note: Check. Pills: Check. Goodbye cruel world.

This is part two of my three-part series on suicide. This time we visit my second attempt and how deep into the abyss I had fallen before getting back up.
New blog post:


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