Prepare for Fireworks

If you live in the United States, July 4th is a fireworks holiday.  How can a person with PTSD prepare for the day? Accept that the sound of fireworks is triggering.  If possible, go to a place where fireworks are not allowed. Other coping ideas: Ear plugs, stay in doors, head phones that can block…

Prepare for Family visits

I posted on my other blog several suggestions to prepare to visit family or have them visit you.  Check out the link for more links and ideas….. http://weareone-ruth.blogspot.com/2013/12/preparing-to-be-with-family.html This is the post: http://inbadcompanyinc.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/packing-light TR wrote a wonderful post with ideas on things to pack for family visits.  Whether overnight or a few hours advance preparation…

Plan ahead

PTSD symptoms rise around the holidays.  For some people this time of year is like walking through a minefield of triggers.  On my other blog I shared some tips for coping through the Holidays…. This is a reprint from 2014 – information still applies: I added to my list It comes every year, like clock…

Holidays and Families

I spent a wonderful few days with family and enjoyed the 4th of July relaxing.  I enjoy taking pictures of fireworks but this year I spent it at home with an awesome dinner with DH and keeping our dog comfortable.  My sister said that she watched the fireworks on TV and this helped calm her…

Merry Christmas

May today bring peace and joy to your home.  Challenges are all around but this is a beautiful time to make new memories.  I can’t control the memories I have from my past but I can create new memories now.  Create a new tradition.  Eliminate activities that are all stress and no joy.  Simplify.  Sit…