Biggest Mood Changer

And I hate it.  Yes, I will be up front, I hate exercise.  Yet it is one of the biggest most awesome mood changers.  Little endorphins are set loose on your nervous system and your body loves it.  I was a couch potato for years because my body did not give me another choice.  As…

Shake it

Oh wow…I’ve always fought the shaky feeling I sometimes get after extreme stress is over.  I learned from another Facebook PTSD person about TRE®  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WReAjA7Nx4M I experienced this for years.  I didn’t know that people are now trying to shake off tension on purpose.  I had an opportunity to try it this week.  I was…

When family helps

At first, I wasn’t going to share this article.  Not everyone comes from a supportive family.  Then I thought about how supportive and loving my husband and children are to me.  I sometimes focus so much on the past I forget the blessings I have in the present.  This article gives some great suggestions when…

PTSD and Yoga

I came across two articles that explain the benefits of yoga when healing from trauma.  I tried it years ago in college.  I still use breathing exercises I learned in the class.  I want to share different ideas if I am using them or not because what does or does not work for me, may…

Self care

One of the challenges of CPTSD is the long time belief that I am not worth taking care of.  I work at reminding myself that I am worth taking care of myself.  Nurturing, tender, proper care is not self indulgence.  It is taking the time to take care of myself in a healthy way.  Self…

Exercise

Exercise is well known for its healthy benefits, emotionally, mentally and physically.  So why don’t more people do it?  An unused tool in your toolbox is the same as not having it in the first place.  My biggest challenge was jumping in and doing too much too soon and crashing out.  I also paid for…