Grieving

These past months heart break touched our family.  Our little granddaughter came to stay on Earth for less than an hour.  I sometimes wish that the old traditions of being allowed to mourn for a year was still in practice.  This is what I am learning.  Today’s culture of everyone must be happy is destroying…

Practice What I Preach

For weeks, I’ve written about the importance of self-care.  Now it is time for me to practice what I preach.  Deep sadness came to our family when our little granddaughter lived less than an hour.  We knew ahead of time.  I tried to prepare.  I underestimated the impact of one tiny little girl.  We said…

Permission to feel

Interesting how Lilly needs to write again about feeling all feelings including peaceful ones.  For me I needed permission to feel angry, sad, and all the ‘negative’ emotions.  Without the ‘negative’ emotions, I did not recognize feeling peace when it did come.  It got smothered along with all the other emotions.  My first counselor recognized…

Symptoms and Learning

The past week I encountered a variety of web pages sharing different perspectives on symptoms of complex PTSD. The first one is from a known source The Mighty.  This page hosts sections of their page devoted to different challenges.  Their articles are often thought provoking and challenging.  To me, for the most part, fairly accurate. …

PTSD and Grief

  PTSD and grief are similar that you need to go through these steps.  Try another route if you must but you still come through these 4 steps.  Thanks to my friend in Australia for sharing this. I’m glad I just found this :© EPEC Project,1999 Module 12: Last Hours of Living, Part 3 Page…

Walk away

Sometimes you have to walk away.  People will question you, doubt you, suggest ways you could change the situation but the bottom line, sometimes you walk away.  CPTSD/PTSD sometimes occurs due to abuse or ongoing abuse by someone close to us.  Hardest thing to do is to walk away when you wish you could stay. …