24 hours later

Interesting how sitting with your emotions for 24 hours can help them each have a turn center stage.  It sucked getting news about my mother’s death on facebook….the reality is my phone isn’t working well.  I put it on the charger and left to go shopping.  I was literally out of contact from any family. …

Inspiration

In the darkest room a single candle sheds the greatest light.  The consequences of sexual abuse darkens a life.  Feelings of unworthiness, disgust, self-distrust, sorrow, and so many other negative feelings crowd out light….like a heavy thick smokey fog choking out life.  Post is titled inspiration.  Darken rooms, darken lives hardly seem inspiring.  I didn’t…

Beginnings

Every so often I believe it is a good idea to go back and review beginnings, definitions, and useful links.  Sometimes a resource is lost or forgotten.  Or newly diagnosed and wanting to know basics.  Lived with PTSD or CPTSD for awhile and seeing how far you have come is refreshing reminder that progress does…

Still

I was looking for the author of the poem that I posted on my other blog.  http://weareone-ruth.blogspot.com/2018/05/healing-is-messy.html The poem appealed to me because I felt like there was someone else besides me that seems to think it is OK to be messy while we heal and that after healing life is still messy.   So…

4 years ago

I started this blog about PTSD.  Then very few blogs existed for PTSD other than military.  Now, many blogs share their journey and what they learned.  Then I was planning to write a book, now there are many books to choose from all ready written. Making time to read them all is a bit of…

Tips for Understanding

I talk openly about living with PTSD.  Sometimes I am with my husband, DH Darling Husband.  When we are together in contributes to the conversation and refers to OUR journey.  His perspective is of seeing me suffer and work so hard and not being able to help.  Or wanting to be there for me even…