Plan in advance

I am always on the look out for more ideas on how to cope.  I am also aware that some families and friends want to help.  I learned that without actually experiencing a flashback, trigger or some other PTSD/CPTSD symptom it is hard for them to know what to do.  I like what this young…

4 Fs of Stress Response

I am on Facebook and joined two groups that are similar to each other but slightly different.  One is Living with CPTSD and the other is Healing from CPTSD.  Matt, one of the founders and sometimes administrators, shares some of the most awesome stuff.  I like sharing but I also respect copywrite laws.  I am…

What comfort zone?

Many times I heard people tell me I needed to get out of my comfort zone.  I was puzzled and confused, what comfort zone?  I woke up stressed, I lived stress, and I went to sleep stressed to be greeted by nightmares, I didn’t believe there was such thing as a comfort zone.  Then I…

Growth Chart

I measured my children’s growth on a height growth chart noting milestones and progress.  Now I have a growth chart.  Thanks to Matt for sharing another awesome diagram.  Now for me the interesting thing was I needed to find my comfort zone.  I didn’t think I had one.  Years of counseling helped me to recognize…

Symptoms reviewed

I joined two groups on Facebook that focus on living with and healing from PTSD.  One of the moderators, Matt, posts some excellent links.  This one is a review of the different symptoms for several disorders that sometimes overlapping leading to not quite right diagnosis which may prolong finding the best treatment.  No small wonder…

Determination

I wanted to give encouragement after the suicide posts.  But I don’t want to make it sound off the cuff like “Just stop it” or some other cliche.  Survival of suicidal thoughts takes DETERMINATION.  My friend has severe arthritis and her son took a picture of her struggling to sweep the floor because she wanted…