Who Has Walked in Your Shoes?

Who Has Walked in Your Shoes?

Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post, the saddest phrases come to mind. Falling apart. Feeling of dread. Landscape of hopelessness. Sheesh. Shake it off, Sydney.   The fact is, these descriptions once fit my life and my state of mind. But I’ve taken back so...
When Circumstances Don’t Change

When Circumstances Don’t Change

I had a friend who gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He seemed healthy in every way … at first. But soon the newborn was clearly in distress. Tests revealed that he had no liver. The heartbroken parents (there are no words) held him and loved him every minute of his...
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’s Onset

PTSD’s Onset

Fact 26: PTSD’s Onset Just as PTSD strong-arms its way into people’s lives, it also controls the timeline of its development in traumatized people. For some individuals, the traumatization begins with the tragic event and never stops. After a month, if a person is...