Self Talk

Growing up with a constant flow of criticism and ways to ‘improve’ myself I have an internal tape that is down right cruel.  My sister and I talk often about how to disrupt the negative tapes in our heads.  The most interesting experiment is when we played Can-you-top-this with our own negative tapes.  Instead of…

TBI similarities

Interesting thing about TBI – traumatic brain injury and PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is they have many similarities in recovery.  Occasionally, they are interchanged and more than one source asserts that PTSD is a traumatic brain injury.  My daughter researches her challenges of recovering from a brain tumor removal.  This article on Emotional…

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…