Worry is a Bully

Late at night, I know I should be trying to sleep and I am watching a rerun of NCIS.  It is the episode that Gibbs persuades Timothy that after an ordeal he should seek counseling.  The counselor listens to Timothy’s concerns then states, “Worry is a bully.”  It was like a huge light bulb moment. …

Here and Now

Here and Now is the ultimate in accepting my past and recognizing my future has not arrived. 11. Being in the present here and now. https://healingfromcomplextraumaandptsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/25-obvious-non-obvious-self-care-issues-complex-trauma-survivors-struggle-with-lilly-hope-lucario/ Judy writes her perspective here: https://theprojectbyjudy.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/self-care-11-of-25/ Another interesting thing about Here and Now is how often I dreamed of being anywhere but where I was.  My counseling sessions opened…

Crafting works

I’m always on the look out for articles that back up what I experienced.  One of them is doing crafts, drawing, or photography.  For me it is crocheting, for others knitting, or any of the other numerous creative endeavors that help a person feel more relaxed.  One of the benefits is the need to be…

Grounded

I was grounded….often….it had advantages.  My mother would be awake when I got home from school to make sure that I came straight home.  If I wasn’t grounded, she would be mostly likely napping.  Since I got home from school first, I would wake her up….I’d get spanked and then grounded and would start all…

Make a Stress box

 I joined twitter to be able to access a friends blog.  I don’t usually read anything from it, but twitter hates to be ignored so sends me emails with things that might interest me.  They actually did.  This is a tweet by Dr. Michele Borba.   Dr. Michele Borba ‏@micheleborba  #Kidstressbuster #3 Make Stress Box…