Even when I choose to do all the things to keep my mind healthy, I will misstep and have an unpleasant day.
Before I thought it was supposed to be this magical place where everything got fixed.
In the past, it has been a source of contention with my husband but somehow this summer it became an unexpected source of healing.
So why in the world do I give thanks each day I’m under the weather, fighting to stay engaged in the world around me? Because I lose my voice. In the throes of a good cold my voice is shot and it physically hurts to raise it above normal talking level.
I received a text earlier this week. It read, “I just found that last night …..committed suicide.” Shock. Devastation. How does this happen?
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)