Three Ways to Wait

Three Ways to Wait

Waiting. Ugh. I find it excruciating, especially when I feel trapped by my circumstances. If you’ve been through a trauma, you know what I mean. It can take years to process the mess you’re in. You actively pursue healing, but you still have to wait … to...
There Comes a Moment

There Comes a Moment

Can you remember a day when something painful finally stopped hurting? Perhaps the pain came with an illness, from a fall, or after you moved furniture all by yourself. I remember wearing a pair of shoes that rubbed two toes raw. It felt so good when I could finally...
For now …

For now …

Just want you to know that I’m taking a break for a while. Need to relax, regroup, recover some more. If anything comes up that’s urgent, please contact me via the form on this site. Blessings.
Worrying About the World?

Worrying About the World?

Recently, I’ve been answering some very interesting questions on Quora, an information-exchange website. Many of the questions concern anxiety and worry. Do you find that PTSD has lowered your worry quotient? We spend so much time in our heads, so it seems completely...
Step Away From PTSD

Step Away From PTSD

When trauma hits, shock waves shoot through your life. PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) sweeps in next and shatters your very being. What’s left of you (not much) begins a sojourn into suffering.   Did something like this happen when you got PTSD? It’s not...
Fireworks and Flashbacks

Fireworks and Flashbacks

All over the United States, people are gearing up for an exciting Fourth of July, complete with loud and showy fireworks. But many people with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) dread this national holiday. Many veterans’ hearts sink as they anticipate a holiday...
PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28 PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. The primary differences between them are when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Fact 28   PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)   Both PTSD and ASD are caused by trauma. Two differences exist between them: when the symptoms occur and how long they last. ASD can be diagnosed only within the first four weeks after a trauma. After a month, it’s...
PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day

Fact 27 PTSD and the Military Today, June 27, 2018, is PTSD Awareness Day. I thought it appropriate to honor the military today because it was the first leader in researching and treating PTSD. We also owe an unfathomable debt to soldiers and veterans, who have...