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…

Quick definitions

Shared on Facebook by my friend in Australia…. I learned that website readers can’t read a picture so here is the text: Six little stories with lots of meaning Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of the prayer, they all gathered together, but only one little boy brought an umbrella. …

Same storm different boats

I saw this on the internet and felt compelled to share it here.  This is not written by me, it is signed anonymous.  Your experiences are yours, don’t let someone else tell you what you should feel.   WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT … I heard that we are all in the same…