Why didn’t I do this years ago?

This is a forever lament for those in the healing process.  Why didn’t I get counseling years ago?  Why didn’t I get away from that abuser years ago?  Why? Why? Why? I found a quote that I believe encapsulates why. “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then…

How others feel

Working to understand children helps me to understand me.  Hints and tips on the Understood.org pages are designed to help understand how children with learning disabilities may feel.  Here is something to consider.  Some people with PTSD also have learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury TBI, or other challenges that sometimes leads to having PTSD or…

Need to know

Ever heard the phase, “Need to know” as a basis if you need to hear information?  I like watching detective and cop shows and sometimes hear this phrase.  The phrase usually means that information is being kept from someone else for confidentiality reasons.  However, if you have PTSD you need to know about PTSD.  It…

Don’t do this

Every once in a while I come across a very challenging article.  I am going to share my perspective on each of these. Stupid Phrases for People in Crisis  http://communicatingacrossboundariesblog.com/2015/09/28/stupid-phrases-for-people-in-crisis/ I use some of these phrases…I don’t use others.  I’m going to explore them from my perspective.  Please, remember this is my understanding from my experience. …

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…