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All Else is Failing, So Rest

One of the best things that has come out of my long journey out of numbing is that I am so much more aware of how I feel and when I need to make rest a priority. I often don’t, and that is still a challenge to work on, but I can at least recognize…

Run a Mile or Run for 3 Minutes

A person I greatly admire and respect told me that you can run a mile and see how long it takes, or you can run for three minutes and see how far you go, but you cannot run a 3 minute mile. Those words changed my life and how I view myself. That was in…

Find A Helpful Way to Express It

I’m traveling a lot for work this week, not sleeping much and still getting dozens of emails, notifications and phone calls. I’m irritable, to say the least, and as much as I would love to cut loose and enjoy the opportunities before me, that whole PTSD thing isn’t really accommodating me. I almost got pulled…

Ready to Just Go For It

PTSD can be such an overwhelming barrier to┬áliving. I now have to weigh my actions carefully, consider whether I have the energy or capacity to do whatever it is I want to or need to do, have an exit strategy if I get overwhelmed and can’t handle the situation I’m in, build in rest days…