PTSD

Refocus, Restart, ReZoom

Do you have a goal you'd like to achieve this year? Do you need help in figuring out the steps to plan? If you said "yes" to any of these then How often do we have a goal and wish we could restart? Well today we can.... #PTSDandBeyond A reboot is for computers. We aren't [...]

2020-01-10T05:41:06+00:00

Let Go of the Suitcase

“Let go of the suitcase.” But I’ve been holding on to it for so long! It’s all I have. If I let it go then I have nothing. They’ve taken everything. Even now he has too. It’s all I have. Suitcase spills open. It’s contents spew all about – all in the open. All exposed. [...]

2019-12-31T03:24:59+00:00

Believe

"You have everything you need...if you just believe" (© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC) So the goes and this time of year, we ask ourselves "If we could believe then, why not now?" This week's #PTSDandBeyond Twitter Chat focused on the topic: Believe. Our questions ranged from "Why is believing important" to "Why do we stop [...]

2019-12-30T22:40:58+00:00

PTSD Self-help tips

Active coping is a key part of recovery. It enables a person to accept the impact of the event they have experienced, and take action to improve their situation. The following can help achieve this: learning about PTSD and understanding that an ongoing response is normal and that recovery takes time accepting that healing does not [...]

2019-12-11T21:27:25+00:00

Amazing…Yes, It Is.

I was once lost, and now I am found.  Each time we experience awareness we become awaken. We were once blind, and now we see. We experience a resurrection of sorts.  We bow our heads with humility and grace, knowing that we forgive ourselves for being less than perfect.  While we strive to succeed through [...]

2019-12-05T05:54:33+00:00

Poem: Titled “Me”

Me   Feeling like I have an alter ego I try and find me and wonder where did me go Trying to decide who is the real me Alter ego or not will I ever see   The layers are many and thick I don’t know which me is me to pick This makes me [...]

2019-12-11T21:36:26+00:00

How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissists don’t really love themselves. Actually, they’re driven by shame. It’s the idealized image of themselves, which they convince themselves they embody, that they admire. But deep down, narcissists feel the gap between the façade they show the world and their shame-based self. They work hard to avoid feeling that shame. To fill this gap narcissists [...]

2019-12-11T21:38:11+00:00

Nature and Intelligence

Nature and intelligence. How smart we humans think we are compared to other animals. With our technology, houses, cars, and adornments. And yet we are ignorant with intelligence compared to even the smallest animals. Take this chipmunk. His/her keen intellect warns of a coming storm, bad weather, danger, and safety. This little animal does not [...]

2017-05-13T22:34:05+00:00

Mindfulness, Myths, and More!

I will admit that seeing the title of Mindful Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Barry Boyce, recent email blast: 5 things people get wrong about mindfulness, an immediate thought came to mind, “Yeah, I can think of more than 5.” Noticing my immediate thought, I made the decision to take a mindful pause from my day and read [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00

A Child’s Wisdom

Kids. We can learn a lot from kids.  Sometimes kids are our teachers.  As adults, if we listen...truly listen, talk, ask questions...we find that yes, indeed they are the ones who are wise. This pix is a summary of a conversation with my 9 y.o. son.  It happened tonight.  He's an amazing kid. No bias, [...]

2016-11-21T18:37:30+00:00
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