The person with the problem

My counselor was a bit of a maverick.  Every year I signed a paper saying that his counseling was not conventional and I was fully aware that he went off the beaten path of “accepted therapy.”  I’m so glad he did.  He approached my issues totally different than the other people I knew that visited…

Accepting doesn’t mean staying

This is a mini rant…..if you do not feel up to reading a rant today…tune in tomorrow when I hope to be in a better mood… Today I read a fellow PTSD group member accept where he was at right now.  Cool great.  Applause.  Then in my estimation, he totally blew it by exclaiming this…

Document, document, document

Many times I am told that I am over sensitive, imagining things, and at fault for feeling like bad things are happening.  People, sometimes bad things are happening.  Too often, the person telling you it is not bad is the one that is hurting you.  I read several times on a group for CPTSD that…

Sharing pages

When I started my blog for PTSD it was one of the few non-military pages.  I started it because I wanted to connect with others that understood life at the home front is sometimes more dangerous than the war front.  Now more blogs are coming on board to share their experiences and understanding of PTSD…

Hydrotherapy can help

I first learned about hydrotherapy about 40 years ago.  I was actively looking for alternative ways to treat and heal common every day illnesses and problems that invade every household.  I don’t use it on a daily basis so I forgot about it.  This article reminded me how well a hot shower or a soak…

Contradictions in Religion

One of the most insidious and long reaching abuses is often completely ignored or denied.  That is religious abuse. My definition is taking the concept of Heavenly Father, God, and twist it to mean something so horrible that either a person fears God to the point of being unwilling to study the scriptures or pray,…