Aloneness

Lonely in a crowd.  Seeing everyone else chat and interact and feeling like I live in a glass bubble.  The feeling of being different, out of step, longing to feel included…how can I see anything good in feeling so isolated and alone? I started my own group that included others.  I did it, we had…

Inner Critic

One of the more common topics of discussion on several PTSD/CPTSD web pages and posts is about the Inner Critic.  That little voice in your head that keep pointing out and dwelling on every mistake ever made by that person. Someone on Facebook posted this image about criticism…     This is what I do…

Round about affirmations

This morning I was scanning through Facebook group for CPTSD someone added this link to a talk called:  Affirmation techniques for People with CPTSD (how to bypass inner critic.)  When I posted the link the video popped in, so here it is.     I actually used this idea without knowing what it was.  I…

Baby-steps

First of the year we are bombarded with meme’s to set goals, make resolutions, embrace the change and get moving.  For many years I hung my head in shame and gave up on January 2, because I was going to break those resolutions anyway, may as well get it over with as quickly as possible. …

Discounts and Gifts

Today was the second day of the new year and my favorite store celebrated by giving those over 55 a discount….Yea for discounts.  I used my gift certificates and chose items that I would not usually buy for myself.  I treated me.  Yes, I saw many things I could give someone else but part of…