Validate me

Facebook is a place I liked several PTSD web pages plus others that advocate and share ways to heal.  One of these is Emerging from broken.  This is one of her posts Emerging From Broken I deserved to heal, but first I had to believe that I had something I needed to heal from. I…

Healing Field

Each year, a group places a flag for every death at the park from the September 11th terrorist attack.  They call it the Healing Field.  I go and take pictures.  I cry over names of people I never knew.  I grieve for the soldiers and the fireman and the officers and the children and all…

Grownup worry box

I read many things looking for answers on how to cope better with living.  I found a link to an article about creating a worry box.  It is a simple method not to hide or ignore worries but a way to acknowledge them and give them a place to go, your worry box. This could…

Painful Anniversaries

9/11 PTSD survivors need to plan how to cope during Painful Anniversaries.  But I also believe that allowing ourselves to cry and grieve past hurts is healing.  Acknowledging something happened was terrible reminds us that it really was not our imagination.  9/11 has a special significance for me because that is when I found out…

Forgetting is not Healing

I forgot my childhood….all of it.  I remembered nothing except tiny snippets here and there.  I didn’t talk about my past.  My children were not regaled with tales of my childhood growing up.  It was a dark secret that I didn’t recall.  Counseling changed all that.  I will tell you honestly that not knowing was…

What would help?

PTSD Support And Recovery added a new photo (remember Facebook links take you to your Facebook instead of mine.) I believe you. It is OK to not be OK. It’s not your fault Be kind to yourself Ask, ‘what can I do(for you)?’ Getting help through therapy and medication DOES NOT make you weak! !…

Prepare in advance

September 11 is coming….an anniversary of a vicious attack on innocent people in the name of terrorism.  For PTSD survivors such anniversaries may trigger nightmares, anxiety, melt downs and a host of other challenges.  I appreciate others posting their suggestions on Facebook, this is from Welby O’Brien.  Yes, it is military background.  That’s ok.  Welby…

Pin Pricks of light

I’ve put off writing this post for several days.  I wrote it in my head many times.  I am now up at 3 AM unable to sleep with the feeling, God won’t let me sleep until I get it done…FINE (Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional.) I continue to do research on coping with PTSD and…

Make a Stress box

 I joined twitter to be able to access a friends blog.  I don’t usually read anything from it, but twitter hates to be ignored so sends me emails with things that might interest me.  They actually did.  This is a tweet by Dr. Michele Borba.   Dr. Michele Borba ‏@micheleborba  #Kidstressbuster #3 Make Stress Box…