What if…

What if you don’t know what is wrong with you.  I first noticed that there was something different about me when I was a teenager.  I listened to my friends talk about crushes, school, and family I felt totally out of the loop.  I was fascinated by their perspective but my concerns and worries didn’t…

Complicating things

I actually maintain 3 different blogs.  My picture blog I’ve hardly touched in a year.  I kept getting it more and more complicated until I found I couldn’t keep up with it any more.  It started out 1 picture a day….then I made it more complicated.  I have my We are One blog and it…

Adults not much different than kids

A friend posted 8 things kids do that are actually anxiety in disguise.  I read the list and decided I do most of them at different times.  I followed the link on the meme to find the original posting. 8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else I like that they have linked…

Love of Dogs

We had several dogs in our home.  One dog was very unusual.  A beautiful German Shepherd flunked out of the seeing eye program.  The dog found a forever home with us.  Before I knew I had PTSD, looking back I realized our dog behaved like a PTSD trained dog without the training.  He would nudge…

Feel your feelings

One of the biggest obstacles I had to over come was my own rejection of my emotions.  My hero in high school was Mr. Spock because he had no feelings.  I felt totally betrayed when one episode showed him raging with anger.  I was told over and over again stupid people got bored.  I was…

Pete Walker

If you follow other blogs or groups online eventually you will come across someone recommending Pete Walker or one of his books.  Someone asked me if I read his books when I was in counseling….no.  He hadn’t written them yet.  When I started my therapy, Complex PTSD wasn’t on the horizon yet.  My counselor reluctantly…

Follow your Dreams

I love this video.  You have greatness within you.  Now is a time to prepare for the opportunities that may never come.  It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.   Les Brown

6 Year anniversary

This month will be my 6 year anniversary with WordPress.  When I started there was very little online for PTSD based in childhood abuse.  CPTSD or complex PTSD was not used yet.  Much has changed.  Yet still more to be done.  I used this time of technically house arrest to really think over and consider…