Temperament

Recently I had the opportunity to work with high school students talking about temperament.  We are all born with one.  It make get modified but there are some traits that are simply there.  The complication for the students was the reading used the same word two different ways which kept them from grasping the concept. …

Relentless

One of the hardest things to cope with PTSD/CPTSD/PTS,  whatever acronym you use, the darn thing is relentless.  Working with counselors, journal writing, groups, reading books, psychology methods, medication, whatever you throw at it……it tears at the edges of your life.  Ignore it for a time but it is always there.  Day and night.  No…

Little boy

Two version of: The Little Boy by Helen Buckley Once a little boy went to school. He was quite a little boy And it was quite a big school. But when the little boy Found that he could go to his room By walking right in from the door outside He was happy; And the…

overview

Facebook has several PTSD groups that are worth joining.  This one is military background.  Where ever they write soldier, I read survivor, war is abuse or abuse is war, in general I adapt what they wrote for returning military to my circumstances of being raised in america’s war zone called an abusive neighborhood.  Click on…

Keep your Eye Upon the Donut

Continuing with poems “As you ramble through Life, Brother, Whatever be your goal. Keep your eye upon the doughnut, And not upon the hole.” I learned the poem above from Dr. Banks over 30 years ago…..the one below I just found when I was looking for the other one. Their Points of View. ‘Twixt optimist…

Rest…

PTSD does not allow for much resting.  Hyper-vigilance, insomnia, mind in overdrive are just a few of the emotional/physical states that make it hard to rest.  Making myself wake up early do more, work harder, trying to ‘prove’ I’m good enough is not the mindset of a person that gets rest.  I am learning that…