kobayashi maru

I had to look it up because I did not remember the reference to the Star Trek movies.  This is a no win test faced by all Cadets in the Starfleet Academy.  (Yes, I watched the original Star Trek before it was a rerun.)  The meme on Facebook showed a bumper sticker, “My ship just…

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Trigger warning for those that are distressed by discussion of suicide.  If you are feeling suicidal call the help line Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255     September 5 to 11 is suicide prevention week.  My opinion is every day is suicide prevent day.  For some of us, it is a daily struggle. …

Slogging Through PTSD

The original title for the workbook I am doing was going to be Slogging through PTSD, which I believe is far more accurate than most people want to admit.  One of the stories it asked you to imagine you are in a bog, up to your hips in ooze, and as the day heats up…

Flying Monkeys

This one is needed after the last one. https://ptsd-acceptingcopingthriving.com/2016/09/03/still-in-it/ Should you decide to use the word no and stop taking personally all the words they spew out, they will call in the flying monkeys.  Friends, family, acquaintances get dragged in to take their side.  They will twist every event into some horrible thing you have done. …

Still in it

One of the hard things about being raised by a person the violates your boundaries on a daily basis is that you don’t realize when someone else is doing the same thing since it is what you are used to having happen.  Thanks to Jonsi and other internet friends I  became more aware.  In counseling,…

Why I started this blog

Every once in a while I get a reminder why I started this blog.  I purchased a workbook about PTSD.  (Not naming which one because I have seen the assumption in more than one.) Chapter 1 “Prior to the occurrence of a traumatic event or events, there are generally basic assumptions that guide your life.”…

Eating disorders

Long before I was diagnosed with PTSD, I studied eating disorders.  I learned from watching my grandmother talking about how she was fat when she weighed 80 lbs. (36 KG)  She would feed her steak to the dog under the table.  She ate better than anyone else and she fed it to the dog.  I…