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A Meeting, A Millennial & A Sour Taste

I’m on the upper edge of the Millennial age bracket. I don’t identify with the group at all, and I don’t spend a lot of time around the age set. My clients, colleagues and friends tend to be either older or also don’t fit the stereotype, but I don’t have any animosity toward those who…

Struggle Day

“On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people.” – Indigo Williams That quote rings so true for me today. I’m a struggle version of myself today who can’t quite kick into the next gear, but I keep trying nonetheless. living with anxietyliving with PTSDmanaging PTSDmanaging PTSD successfullymanaging PTSD symptomsPTSDPTSD blogPTSD bloggerPTSD depressionPTSD quotesPTSD…

Found My Sweet Spot for Weight Loss

Several years ago, before my brain got wrecked along with my car and before intense workouts sent me into panic attacks as they now do (apparently the high heart rate is a trigger), I used to work out a lot. I also ate a lot. I’ve really never been one to turn down food, but…

Waking Up Has Become the Enemy

I’ve heard “positive vibes” statements that go something along the lines of, “Every day you wake up is a good day.” I disagree, because PTSD causes my waking up to sometimes be horrifyingly bad. I tend to go through about three different sleep cycles, depending on my stress levels, how we’ll I’m managing symptoms and…

I Might Have to Quit Sugar/Caffeine

With all of the noticing and checking in about how I feel and when I experience severe symptoms, it’s looking like I’m going to have to give up sugar and caffeine. I’m pretty resentful about it. I’m not at my best right now, and it’s like pushing a block of lead to get through the…

Balancing Doing and Learning

I spent the weekend doing. I showed up, I said yes, I learned a lot, but I focused on doing. I’ve lost about 15 or so pounds since this time last year, most of which has happened so far this year. I’ve not been paying that much attention to what I eat or how I exercise…