Most obvious

Sometimes is Physical abuse. Most people think about bruising and broken bones.  Easily seen and documented the obvious physical abuse is quickly identified. Physical Abuse Physical abuse is generally defined as “any nonaccidental physical injury to the child” and can include striking, kicking, burning, or biting the child, or any action that results in a…

Defining abuse

Sometimes defining what we call abuse is helpful to identify what is what.  People do not all respond or define abuse the same way.  Sometimes when I read a definition I would feel bewildered because it happened to me all the time and it was just the way I was treated, the behavior was not…

Plan for the holidays

Right now we are twixt and between holiday’s.  Memorial day is coming up in the United States. Planning in advance for holidays gives you time to make a plan and practice. Holidays include birthdays, anniversaries of negative events, family events, graduations and all the holidays that hit the calendars. Just before Mother’s Day Mighty posted…

Same words

Different meanings.  One of the hard things about writing a blog about PTSD I can use words like dissociation, nightmares, suffering, and many other words and what I mean may not have the same definition to some of my readers.  I went on some websites and felt marginalized and dismissed because I was not in…

I had enough

When I hit rock bottom, I decided the only way I had to go was up. So I did. 5 minutes at a time I crept, struggled, fought to get out of the dark hole. Many days I felt like the light at the end of the tunnel was another freight train. Then one day,…

Breathing is good

Feeling Blue – Breathe…..really. Many times when I get anxious or upset the first thing I do is hold my breath.  Taking time to breathe can make a difference.  Breathing is a basic go to slow down the beginnings of stress or the early stages of melt down.  Wait too long and tell me to…