Still

I was looking for the author of the poem that I posted on my other blog.  http://weareone-ruth.blogspot.com/2018/05/healing-is-messy.html The poem appealed to me because I felt like there was someone else besides me that seems to think it is OK to be messy while we heal and that after healing life is still messy.   So…

Tearing off scabs

Awareness of childhood sexual abuse It is far more dangerous to be falsely healed than authentically and admittedly broken. I have great days and terrible ones. I have a long way to go, but don’t we all? Abuse victims or otherwise? The day I stop trying to make a difference for those still struggling with…

Tantrums vs Meltdowns

Most people think this is an issue for children.  Well, PTSD arrest growth and some adults, namely me, act like children.  I found this information useful for me.  Corrected link to original owner http://www.alternativewiring.com/ Counseling ripped away the fragile lock I had on my emotions.  I started having meltdowns but I was accused of having…

Sharing my thoughts

I share my experience with PTSD with dissociation at a severe level because I want to let others know they are not alone.  I have no military experience.  My combat zone was called home and neighborhood.  The area I lived was considered a “good” neighborhood with plenty of doctors, lawyers and teachers. The worse abuser…

Visits

Over at Making Lemon-AID, my daughter, shares her challenges of surviving brain tumor surgery.  Her courage and determination are amazing.  I appreciate a post she shared on how to plan a visit with someone with TBI (traumatic brain Injury), I believe the same rules would apply for many with PTSD or other chronic conditions.  I…