Trauma, Triggers & Glimmers*

Karissa Kocjancic
5 min readSep 15, 2023
Photo by Mitchell Hartley on Unsplash

Disclaimer: Writer has written as of late, but not published. I guess I’ve felt in this space where my feelings didn’t make sense; and therefore, neither did my writing. That it was all abstract and non-linear. That I didn’t know how to package it up and put a pretty bow on top of it.

And then I realized. That is never the writer nor the type of human I’ve aspired to be. My writing is a process of self reflection and connection. To self. And others. I hope that it inspired a feeling of relatability. Makes someone somewhere feel less alone. Admittedly, it makes me feel less isolated and alone on my own journey to take pen to paper or finger to keyboard..

And so it will be and it is. Whatever it is. It is my art form. Or one of them. It is how I choose to heal myself. And how I hope to make others feel less alone on their journey of healing, too.

That maybe in exposing my own humanness I can free someone else to do the same in their own imperfectly perfect way.

There is a sense of freedom to this perspective. Freedom of Self. Non attachment to outcomes. If I never make money from a word I write but inspire someone else somewhere it has all been worth it.

May my words today be of service to you.



Karissa Kocjancic

Lover of life. Believer of people. Connoisseur of growth. Mom. RYT-500. & Certified Life Coach at and