Hermits and trust

I threatened my counselor that I would become a hermit.  It was easier in my mind than dealing with all the scary people around me all the time.  Wanting to be a hermit was tied to my not trusting people.  What to do? What to do? 6. “I’m basically a hermit. My home is my…

What I do struggle with

I thought a lot about what I wrote over the past couple of days.  The articles looking for an easy answer, the one about people oversimplifying problems, and my rant.  I realize that every single abuse survivor walks around with a different set of scars and reactions to the World.  I am making this list…

Exhausted

I’m exhausted….but when I fall asleep I only sleep a short time before waking again.  If I sleep earlier, I wake up earlier.  If I actually do starting getting more sleep…..nightmares increase.  Insomnia sucks, a lot.  I actually researched sleep, read books on it and I learned that not enough sleep alone can cause severe…

Collapse

I push my body and push my body until I collapse.  I put up with this since I was 15 years old.  I am going a long, then bam my entire system shuts down.  Happened in the car today and yes I was driving.  Thank my overworked guardian angel, I didn’t hit anything or anyone. …

Chart for Kids

Kids experience PTSD.  Too often instead of recognizing PTSD children are labeled over sensitive, trouble makers, or other acting out behaviors.  I came across a sheet of tips for parents and teachers about PTSD in children.  Many of the suggestions work for adults too. http://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/safeschools/Resources/CDE%20Building%20Bridges/PTSDTipSheet81310.pdf Update: Be careful following some of the links.  I discovered…

Need more

sphincter muscles.  Yup.  All week I worked on a list of vocabulary words for school.  One was sphincter muscle.  The explanation was long and almost as confusing.  I had a 3rd column that gave a short more direct answer.  This morning I stared at the word then burst out laughing.  I knew I couldn’t use…