Not mentioned in the list

Reading over the list of abuses recognized by the State governments, I realized one did not make the list.  Recognizing religious abuse is one of the most difficult to pinpoint and acknowledge. I recognize that religion is a hot topic for many abuse survivors for a good reason.  I totally understand if a reader decides…

Self forgiveness

Months ago, I read this article on self-care, then I immersed myself in a huge costume project that self care came so far down the list I was down right mean to myself.  I focused on finishing, DH(darling husband) made sure I ate and sewed for me when others decided the project was too big…

Advantage of religion

Every bit of research I’ve read on PTSD and religion is that those with some belief in a Supreme Being have the advantage.  They believe there is something more, something bigger than this one moment.  I had nightmares most of last night I woke up and was thankful to be awake.  Sleep is highly overrated. …

Day of Rest

Scientist did studies that proved that a day of rest is beneficial to the mind and the body.  Businesses continue to ignore this expecting people to put in long hours.  From the beginning of time, rest was commanded.  Rest on the 7th day and keep it holy.  Our calendars revolve around Sunday. Our body’s seem…

Something bigger than yourself

Every once in a while I back myself into a corner with my writing and I am not sure how to proceed.  I am writing about different tools for a coping toolbox.  PTSD is an extreme emergency survival tool.  Unfortunately, it is like driving a tank down a residential street.  Gas mileage is terrible and…