Holidays arrive the same time

Have you ever noticed that the Holiday’s arrive at the same time? The drama remains the same from year to year? The unreasonable expectations also don’t change?  I have several posts about holidays that I reuse over and over because the same stuff happens.  There is some good news.  This year one of my big…

Can’t let go

I had no memories from my childhood.  In a way I let it go but I still had PTSD response with no understanding as to why I reacted this way.  It was difficult in counseling when my counselor asked me about my past.  I chirped, “We went to the park, we went to the zoo.” …

Happy Holidays Be prepared

I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving both here in the United States and any where else that celebrates a day of gratitude.  The celebration started with the Pilgrims and the Indians helping each other through a tough growing season and working together.  Sadly the relationship between immigrants and natives went down hill after…

Prepare in advance

September 11 is coming….an anniversary of a vicious attack on innocent people in the name of terrorism.  For PTSD survivors such anniversaries may trigger nightmares, anxiety, melt downs and a host of other challenges.  I appreciate others posting their suggestions on Facebook, this is from Welby O’Brien.  Yes, it is military background.  That’s ok.  Welby…

Brownies and Crocheting

What do brownies and crocheting have to do with each other?   Cooking and crocheting were both interest I had before PTSD took over my life. (PTSD was part of my life for years but didn’t gain domination until in my 30’s) I kept it at bay for a long time being focused on other stuff…

Holiday triggers

I love holidays.  If I had my way, I would put up a Christmas tree in December and decorate for Christmas.  Then in January the tree would be covered with snow flakes.  February would be doused in hearts and cupids. (The minions played on the fact that cupid and stupid rhyme.) March would bedecked with…