Taking back Joy

Not sure how to start this post.  I looked up my original wording and the connotation is totally different from what I meant.  I’ll try starting at the beginning. Caution – deep difficult subject. My mother raised me in a fear based living system.  Everything I did was geared to avoid being hit or berated. …

Adventure

Reading other blogs I am reminded of some of the things that I need to do or have done. Be Inspired suggest to Get Yourself Out Some people with PTSD groan at this point and say, “I can’t walk outside my front door.”  I spent 3 years basically bed ridden… so I found adventures in…

Resilience Myths

I get access to several computer blogs about education since I work at a high school.  I follow and keep track of trends and information about PTSD/CPTSD.  One of the subjects I am studying is resilience.  This article by By Elena Aguilar tackles 4 myths that people believe about resilience of a teacher.  Follow the…

Victor vs Victim

I saw myself as small, helpless, dominated, squashed….a worm with no back bone.  If anyone called me a victor I would look at them very strangely.  I did not see myself in a positive light.  Yet, I believed I could change.  I chose change, lots of change. As I changed, I started looking at different…

Changed my lens

I was asked a question I am struggling with how to write the answer, “What would you like therapists to know?” The first counselor I worked with was so extraordinary I had a hard time saying anything.  He understood me in ways that I didn’t understand about myself.  He led me to answers, allowing me…

Know where you are going

Alice asked the Cheshire Cat which road she should take: “Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way…