The person with the problem

My counselor was a bit of a maverick.  Every year I signed a paper saying that his counseling was not conventional and I was fully aware that he went off the beaten path of “accepted therapy.”  I’m so glad he did.  He approached my issues totally different than the other people I knew that visited…

Muddled Mess

I believe one of the difficult things about PTSD is it gets muddled and mashed up into a terrible mess.  I lived with PTSD over 40 years not knowing I had it.  It was disguised as over active imagination, aka nightmares, depression, hormones,  being a girl, moody, and a host of other things.  Psychcentral shared…

But what about a Whale?

Pavelka’s Toolbox includes the question “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer of course is cut it up. With PTSD, I was overwhelmed by a massive blue whale….. Weight:  up to 330,000 pounds or 150,000 kg  Length 110 feet or 33 m An Elephant is a measly….. Weight: up to 15,000 pounds or 7000kg …

Lumping it all together

One of the ongoing challenges I face every day is lumping a whole bunch of stuff together and labeling it PTSD.  Sometimes some of the symptoms are something else.  Sometimes I need to tackle one problem at a time.  A kitten plays with a yarn ball and turns it into a knotted mess.  If I…