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…

Looking back to move forward

Emerging from Broken is one of the blogs that is another survivor learning to live.  Learning that their past needs to be acknowledged and accepted before going forward in the healing process. Emerging From Broken “I had been defined by the ways that others treated me. I believed that I didn’t deserve more then what…

Enjoy

Sometimes I write a blog post that belongs on both blogs….today is one of those days. One of the challenges that I have is believing I deserve joy, happiness and fun.  I separate them because each one has its own nuance and source.  I was introduced to this concept when I read Life’s Uncertain, Eat…

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…

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. …

Mini Rant

I am reading more and more information on PTSD.  I am trying to share more than just my perspective.  I am also looking for other links to share and give people a wider base of information.  I am discouraged when I come across those that portray PTSD the end of all living and hopelessly stuck. …

My mind is spinning

My counselor left me in no doubt early in my counseling what he thought of my emotional understanding; he called me an emotional moron.  At the time, I felt a little put off, today I realized he was being kind.  I work at a school that teaches high school students what they need to know…

When will I feel better?

Someone posted a note of encouragement on Facebook reminding us with time things will get better.  Two people asked, “When?”  I answered.  I learned that if you want to make PTSD worse….much, much worse…..do nothing.  That’s easy.  I remember the worst time of my life is when I gave up fighting this mysterious illness with…