Who decides hurt?

I enjoy Facebook pages that post stuff that encourages, makes me think, and agrees with me.     The reverse is also true.  If I tell someone they hurt me, they don’t get to decide that they didn’t. One of the important things that I learned in counseling was I decide what hurts me.  As…

Crafting works

I’m always on the look out for articles that back up what I experienced.  One of them is doing crafts, drawing, or photography.  For me it is crocheting, for others knitting, or any of the other numerous creative endeavors that help a person feel more relaxed.  One of the benefits is the need to be…

Bitter or Better

Lack of choice nips at your hills with PTSD.  I do not have a choice when, where or why I have a flashback.  It happens, I deal with the consequences.  I didn’t have a choice about what happened to me.  I did learn in counseling that I do have a choice about my attitude, my…

You don’t know

what you don’t know. This week I was reminded something taught to me by my first counselor.  I was stumbling through several counseling sessions when I first started going, confused and resentful not understanding where he was trying to get me to go with my thinking.  I couldn’t grasp what he was trying to say. …