No Celebration

This post is mostly for those with CPTSD.  Complex PTSD often, but not always, steeped in childhood abuse.  Sadly, one of the worst abusers can be your own mother.  Even more confusing is when that mother is sweet and wonderful to everyone except their targeted child.  Becomes even more confusing when some of the children…

Reminder I survived

Thanks to Facebook I connected with Lilly Hope Lucario – Link below if you would like to connect too.  Her post encourage me and remind me there are many others struggling with CPTSD*. Healing From Complex Trauma and Ptsd/cptsd November 22, 2016 · I would like to say something to all complex trauma survivors…. We…

PTSD gets blamed

One of the most fascinating insights to come out of my counseling is PTSD isn’t always to blame.  Sometimes life is plain hard no matter what your past experiences threw at you.  I appreciated Annie Wright sharing her perspective on Adulting and Humaning.  I blame PTSD but sometimes: Adulting’s not always easy. And humaning can…

Similar frustration

My friend posted an article about cancer patients that are bombarded with ‘easy answers’ and ‘insensitive advice’.  Steven Thrasher the author shared his sister’s experience with cancer.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/26/do-not-tell-cancer-patients-cures-they-could-be-doing She fought for 15 years before the cancer beat her.  He shares how people advised her to drink juice, do yoga, be cheerful and many other less…

PTSD and Grief

  PTSD and grief are similar that you need to go through these steps.  Try another route if you must but you still come through these 4 steps.  Thanks to my friend in Australia for sharing this. I’m glad I just found this :© EPEC Project,1999 Module 12: Last Hours of Living, Part 3 Page…

Looking back to move forward

Emerging from Broken is one of the blogs that is another survivor learning to live.  Learning that their past needs to be acknowledged and accepted before going forward in the healing process. Emerging From Broken “I had been defined by the ways that others treated me. I believed that I didn’t deserve more then what…