Kindness works

Amy Beth Gardner Follow · August 14 · My daughter starts middle school tomorrow. We’ve decorated her locker, bought new uniforms, even surprised her with a new backpack. But tonight just before bed, we did another pre-middle school task that is far more important than the others. I gave her a tube of toothpaste and…

When family helps

At first, I wasn’t going to share this article.  Not everyone comes from a supportive family.  Then I thought about how supportive and loving my husband and children are to me.  I sometimes focus so much on the past I forget the blessings I have in the present.  This article gives some great suggestions when…

Link

I am always looking for others that are sharing information about CPTSD/PTSD.  One of the blogs I found from Facebook has some great information.  I am reading more and more of the pages and Lilly Hope Lucario is web page I feel I can recommend.  Nice thing about read different pages is you get different…

Enjoy

I am taking time out to enjoy the Olympics.  I cheer for every winner and feel sad for everyone that doesn’t do what they trained to do.  A fall is heart breaking to me, so much work to be lost in seconds.  I also feel sad for those that win and act if it is…

Symptoms

On a regular basis I post information on the symptoms of PTSD.  I lived with it for over 40 years not knowing that my reaction to life had a name and I wasn’t alone.  I am fascinated that when I decide I want to write a certain post and within days I get links to…

Field spells

I learned a new term today.  I follow Awareness of childhood sexual abuse on Facebook.  Today she shared this term used years ago, Field spells.  Now that I know what they are called, I’ve done this.  I have gone out to an old abandoned field and cried and prayed and poured out my broken heart. …

Brains lie

Hardest thing for me to accept about myself is my brain lies to me.  What I believe is the truth isn’t always true.  Another blogger shared her experience with her brain lying to her.  Her experience of contemplating suicide may be triggering for some people.  However, if suicide is starting to look reasonable, please, seek…

Emotional shift

Emotions confuse and clarify, hide and reveal, happen and suppressed.  I am working on gaining control over my emotions without destroying my emotions.  Most teenagers learn the art of feeling and what to do about it.  They experiment feeling different ways and responding to those emotions….terrible teens is an indicator of how wild this time…

Finding hope

The ultimate mind games are the ones abusers use with their victims.  Convincing the victim they are powerless, without options, and totally under the power of the abuser.  Not hard to do to a small child.  Children and adults are groomed to accept abuse.  As long as they believe they are powerless, nothing changes.  …

New beginning

Yesterday, I went back to school to help my teacher to prepare for the new school year.  Today, we sat through more meetings.  I am tired of sitting today.  I was proud of myself because the buses to take us to the district meeting left 10 minutes earlier than they said they would.  I missed…