Scapegoating

I was the family scapegoat until my sister was born.  Then that role was transferred to her while I was given the family care giver role.  However, both my sister and I were blamed for negative things in the family.  My father’s worse insult was to call someone a “Girrrl.”  To him, there was nothing…

CPTSD video

  I put in the link and it automatically embedded itself on to my page.  I believe this is one of the clearest short answer to the question What is Complex PTSD, this segement does not go into how to manage it but does clarify how it is defined by insurance companies and other professionals. …

Recovery Takes Time

I enjoyed Christmas this year.  That was my goal.  I succeeded.  However, recovery takes time.  I spent the days after Christmas at home.  Resting – working quietly.  Worked on crocheting and pour painting.  I didn’t push myself to accomplish anything.  I set my goal to enjoy Christmas, I did.  Time to take a victory lap…

Day after

The day after 9/11 people changed……for awhile.  People connected more.  People went out of their way to tell people they loved how much they loved them.  People waved flags, talked, and went out of their way to help each other.  Mr. Roger’s mother said it best, “Always look for the helpers.”  After the tragedy of…

Swim Buddy

Tonight I was done being an adult.  I pushed myself through several tough things and I was done.  Enter my sister.  My Dad, who she cares for, experienced trouble with his land line phone.  Batteries were needed, I had some.  When she came over, I whined that I was done with being an adult but…