Skills to learn

Before I started counseling I learned that to change your actions you need to change your thoughts.  I intellectually got it but something seemed missing.  I didn’t realize the thing missing was my own connection to my emotions.  Counseling shed light into the dark parts of my mind and helped me start to connect my…

What if…

What if you don’t know what is wrong with you.  I first noticed that there was something different about me when I was a teenager.  I listened to my friends talk about crushes, school, and family I felt totally out of the loop.  I was fascinated by their perspective but my concerns and worries didn’t…

Adults not much different than kids

A friend posted 8 things kids do that are actually anxiety in disguise.  I read the list and decided I do most of them at different times.  I followed the link on the meme to find the original posting. 8 Ways A Child’s Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else I like that they have linked…

Love of Dogs

We had several dogs in our home.  One dog was very unusual.  A beautiful German Shepherd flunked out of the seeing eye program.  The dog found a forever home with us.  Before I knew I had PTSD, looking back I realized our dog behaved like a PTSD trained dog without the training.  He would nudge…

Feel your feelings

One of the biggest obstacles I had to over come was my own rejection of my emotions.  My hero in high school was Mr. Spock because he had no feelings.  I felt totally betrayed when one episode showed him raging with anger.  I was told over and over again stupid people got bored.  I was…

Follow your Dreams

I love this video.  You have greatness within you.  Now is a time to prepare for the opportunities that may never come.  It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.   Les Brown

Quick definitions

Shared on Facebook by my friend in Australia…. I learned that website readers can’t read a picture so here is the text: Six little stories with lots of meaning Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of the prayer, they all gathered together, but only one little boy brought an umbrella. …

Same storm different boats

I saw this on the internet and felt compelled to share it here.  This is not written by me, it is signed anonymous.  Your experiences are yours, don’t let someone else tell you what you should feel.   WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME BOAT … I heard that we are all in the same…

A day of Rest

Yes, I know the whole world feels like it has rested for more than 2 weeks.  This is about taking a day of rest to be.  Seriously.  My counselor observed how hard I worked everyday to get better.  Progress was happening but the price to my present day living was taking a toll.  He recommended…