A day of Rest

Yes, I know the whole world feels like it has rested for more than 2 weeks.  This is about taking a day of rest to be.  Seriously.  My counselor observed how hard I worked everyday to get better.  Progress was happening but the price to my present day living was taking a toll.  He recommended…

Mental wellness tips

I am always on the look out for healthy Mental wellness tips.  My sister found this in a group and I felt it appropriate to share here because the author encouraged sharing.  This is one of the helpers that Mr. Roger’s mother talks about.  Taking the time to write out a list of tips and…

Stress, What stress?

Today on one of the Facebook pages a person on the CPTSD page wondered why she was feeling so stressed when she liked to stay home.  I pointed out to her that there is a big difference between choosing to stay home and being trapped at home.  Death threats if you don’t comply.  Accusations of…

What works for you?

Others on Facebook are posting that they are feeling trapped with this “Stay at home” to avoid getting sick.  I posted about changing wording.  I call this time to regenerate and try to learn Spanish during my work hours.  Tomorrow I find out if they have something else for me to do.  My less supportive…

Living in fear

Living is fear is not new to me.  My counselor pointed out I lived a fear based life.  My childhood revolved around jumping through ever changing hoops to avoid some punishment.  Then there were the weirdness of some punishments I preferred.  If I complained about eating a meal with bell pepper in it, I would…

Can’t have both ways

I am watching a trend among those with Complex PTSD.  They want to claim loud and clear that they coped with difficult things and do not have mental illness.  They rage when they are ‘misdiagnosed’  and won’t listen, if you try to explain that insurance companies only pay for therapy if it is in the…