Taking back Joy

Not sure how to start this post.  I looked up my original wording and the connotation is totally different from what I meant.  I’ll try starting at the beginning. Caution – deep difficult subject. My mother raised me in a fear based living system.  Everything I did was geared to avoid being hit or berated. …

Changed my lens

I was asked a question I am struggling with how to write the answer, “What would you like therapists to know?” The first counselor I worked with was so extraordinary I had a hard time saying anything.  He understood me in ways that I didn’t understand about myself.  He led me to answers, allowing me…

Amazing Anne

Field trip at school gave me the opportunity to listen to Anne Grady, the keynote speaker.  She is funny, real and gets it.  I bought both her books and she signed them.  🙂  First book is Strong Enough- Choosing Courage, Resilience and Triumph. The second book is 52 strategies for Live, Love, & Work.  One…

The Music Didn’t End

I follow several PTSD groups on Facebook.  Many of the posts are filled with dread of a future that ended with PTSD….I love the link they posted of the violinist Itzhaik Perlman.  He portrays the attitude I believe in or as Dory put it, “Just Keep Swimming.” (Finding Nemo.) I believe this is the best…

An advantage

I grew up with no social media.  I couldn’t text, surf or blog because none of that existed.  Saved me from posting a lot of dumb stuff. 25. “Several things, but the main one was lashing out on social media for years. Controversial and angry statuses, just due to the anger inside of me. I…

New webpage

Sometimes I read a quote on Facebook or on another blog that I want to share.  I include the link back to the page after I explore it a bit myself.  I don’t check out everything but I am impressed by what I saw. http://stevemaraboli.net/ I believe this goes along with my other post on…