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Measuring is Hard, But It Might Be Worth It

I do a lot of measuring and data collection and analysis at work, and with my work. I dig into tax reports, financials, budgets, attendance, points of origin, square footage, density and a whole lot of things that look like lots and lots of math. It is, and I can understand that MATH looks hard…

I Kind of Sucked This Week

I’m saying this kindly, but I sucked. Not my week sucked, although by extension that is also true, but I sucked. Work is still going well, I’ve pushed out some big documents this week and clients are happy and I’m still working on the stuff I haven’t been able to get to for the last…

Stepping Back Out of Therapy

I’ve once again gotten to the point that there isn’t a lot for me to gain in therapy. Things are still hard, I still have a lot of triggers and terror while driving, but the triggers are generally fewer and the terror is less prevalent and I’ve learned to manage all of it to the…

An Unexpected Benefit of PTSD

I am only recently aware of such a thing as a “gratitude practice”. It can definitely take some practice to be grateful when you have PTSD, but I find it well worth it and helpful to my well-being. Even when you have to look hard, finding something or may things to be grateful for can…

When Success is a PTSD Trigger

Pat Green sang that it came upon him wave on wave, or something like that. Maybe he was talking about anxiety? PTSD triggers are a beast, and I have several, one of which is success. I have experienced a lot of trauma shortly after achieving success of some type or getting back on my feet…

It Takes Time to Change

One of the more challenging aspects of having PTSD for me has been how reactive I can be. When my brain fires up the neurons that connect to trauma, in all of the bizarre and difficult ways that can happen for me, it can take a lot to outwardly keep my cool. Sometimes I don’t.…