One PTSD Fact a Day

One PTSD Fact a Day

June 1 Fact PTSD symptoms fall into 4 categories: Re-experiencing: nightmares, flashbacks, fear Avoidance: isolating and avoiding triggers Arousal and reactivity: insomnia, anger Cognition and mood: memory loss, depression   PTSD survivors fall into 3 categories:...
Dealing with Fear

Dealing with Fear

I overheard my daughter telling her five-year-old, “You’ll be going to kindergarten next year! Isn’t that exciting?” So they talked about how much fun it would be. After about five minutes, my granddaughter said in a very small voice, “But what if I’m scared?” That’s...
Stand Up to PTSD. Make a Difference!

Stand Up to PTSD. Make a Difference!

Have you ordered “Hope after Trauma and PTSD: Making Sense of the Pain” yet? It’s just one click on Amazon! Shootings, hurricanes, car accidents, rape, war. These shocking words fill our world today. These events can cause trauma, and PTSD often follows trauma...
The Same but Different

The Same but Different

The Same but Different On Easter weekend, I found myself thinking about Jesus’ transformation. I noticed some aspects of His transformation that I hadn’t picked up on before. • Jesus took intentional steps to get to transformation: traveling to Jerusalem, taking a...