Adventures

I spent a month wandering the country side with purpose.  I visited my 2 daughters that live far away from our family.  Our adventures varied from hiking to museums to tie dye to finger painting.  Involved highs and lows, things that worked out and things that went different than we planned.  By labeling all activities…

One Voice

Trigger warning……video done by a suicide attempt survivor.     This is a tough video to view but I believe it is important to share….The discussion is the survivor of a suicide attempt.  If you are not in a place you can view this skip it.  If you know someone that is at risk, encourage them…

They Call Me Mr. De

I finished reading They Call Me Mr. De by Frank DeAngelis.  He is the principal that experienced the mass shooting at Columbine High School. He gives a bit of his own history as to how he became principal at Columbine HS.  He shares his perspective of what happened that day.  Needed lots of tissues to…

30 things to say to someone with PTSD

Hi All, I am still megatime being grandma. Today is recovery day with resting from all the fun yesterday.  I follow several PTSD groups on Facebook….this article is from one of them. https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/30-helpful-things-to-say-to-someone-with-complex-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-lilly-hope-lucario/ I’ve followed Lilly Hope Lucario for a long time.  She comes up with some great information. Enjoy.

Business of living

One of the hardest things to balance is healing and keep on with the business of living.  Meals still need to be made, still going to work, still meeting with people that are important to me, still attending church, still grocery shopping….and right now I am spending a lot of time being Grandma.  I’m having…

Survivor’s Guilt

I am doing a bit of light Summer reading.…(please read that with intense sarcasm.)  If talk of mass shootings is triggering for you…..please skip today’s post. They Call Me “Mr. De”  is the book written by Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School.  This high school was one of the first mass shootings after…

Fear of Success

Raised in trauma with my earliest memories terrifying, I could list off a huge number of fears.  Fear of the dark, fear of strangers, fear of stray dogs, fear of blah…blah…blah.  The one I didn’t expect ever and was totally unaware of until counseling was a fear of success.  I was puzzled for a long…