12 Symptoms

People sometimes ask, “What is the difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD?”  Fast explanation, “It is the same difference between a simple broken leg and a compound fracture.”  Some people explain it has to do with age, duration, care taker vs stranger, and other external influences that complicate the person’s reaction.  I follow Lilly Hope…

Hydrotherapy can help

I first learned about hydrotherapy about 40 years ago.  I was actively looking for alternative ways to treat and heal common every day illnesses and problems that invade every household.  I don’t use it on a daily basis so I forgot about it.  This article reminded me how well a hot shower or a soak…

Wish people knew

Oops, I saved the topic but not the link then closed the window because I thought I saved the link…..heavy sigh.  Brain glitches are so annoying. Early Signs Wish people knew The article listed several symptoms of PTSD that they wished they knew were PTSD.  Instead they went through a time of confusion by their…

I wish they knew

What would you like therapists to know about the experience of DID? Most of this applies to PTSD too.  Fast answer: All of us are real.  Telling me that some of myself is not real pushes me to not believe myself.  I am real, all of me and me and me.  I separated out to…

Grieving

These past months heart break touched our family.  Our little granddaughter came to stay on Earth for less than an hour.  I sometimes wish that the old traditions of being allowed to mourn for a year was still in practice.  This is what I am learning.  Today’s culture of everyone must be happy is destroying…

Whew

After a mighty battle of misinformation,  wrong wires, and two services guys, I am now reconnected online.  Woohoo.  I am so happy to be back.  I am astonished at how happy I feel.  Hi Everyone. Now the trick is to balance catching up on line with stuff I need to get done before going back…

Cut off

It is unsettling to be suddenly cut off from my Internet.  My sister took pity on me and lets me come to her house to try to keep up a little.  So much is happening and I keep thinking well I can look that up or I can read that but no….it is on the…