We don’t discuss our most vulnerable human moments and the soul-cutting struggles we encounter in the journey of raising small humans because we fear shame, discomfort, and judgment.
One of the unsettling truths we continually remind ourselves of is we have no ability to transform the people around us. The only change we can directly influence is the one within ourselves.
There is no daddy-hero waiting at home to remind her how she’s loved, special, and beautiful.
A father’s rejection cuts deep in a way that can be difficult to articulate. Due to the severity of the pain, we tend to lock it away, push the hurts out of our mind or heart.
A final thought, addressed to those living with PTSD: What I’ve learned…..We have a new normal Some days I think, “I’m cured.” Why do we do that to ourselves? For some reason we look at ourselves as damaged. We are not. Life has thrown us some serious curve balls and we have a new normal… Continue reading PTSD: Can you manage it? (5/5)
WOOHOO!!! We have found something to believe in beyond ourself. There is hope of a team we may choose to join one day (or become more involved with if they already exist). Wonderful news! A beautiful moment to celebrate :). What happens when things change? How do we not relapse *when* life throws a curve ball? We… Continue reading PTSD: Can You Manage It? (Series 4/5)
Welcome back! We are back to answering the question, “Is it possible to manage PTSD?” First, before we go any further, I want to share with you everything I write is from my own experience. I have not conferred with a therapist or counselor on my material. Since I’m not one of those, it doesn’t… Continue reading PTSD: Can You Manage It? (Series 3/5)
For 8 years I wondered if I would ever break free from the nightmare inside of my head. Flashbacks. Emotional Anxiety. Large Groups = Tension. Fireworks triggered “duck and cover.” I thought I would live this way forever. One night as I asked my husband to turn the news off, again, I resolved to change… Continue reading PTSD: Can you manage it? (Series 2/5)
The world through one person’s PTSD Lens: PTSD. A word that carries a weight when whispered or read aloud. Yes, I believe the acronym PTSD is a stand alone word. There is an image created with the word. Whether it’s of a soldier returning home from overseas. A small child sitting in a corner with… Continue reading PTSD: Can you manage it? (Series 1/5)