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I Went Anyway

I’ve not felt like leaving the house this week. Nothing unusual about that. But I did leave it, and attended two learning events related to my work. I learned so much, made great connections, had a really cool experience touring a business and am so grateful I was able to push through anxiety and go.…

Don’t Dismiss the Good Days

Don’t make the good days less because they aren’t bad. Don’t make good less significant because they’re easier. Don’t make the good days a problem that they aren’t. Don’t make the good days more than you deserve. You deserve good days. It’s a lie that you don’t. Don’t make the good days carry meaning they…

You Are a Badass

I listened to Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass” a few months ago, when that belief was, for me, long gone. I was struggling to keep going, to keep my head up, to manage my PTSD symptoms and to combat the constant anxiety, depression and self-doubt that plagued my existence. I thought the book was…

Working with PTSD: Take That Lunch Break

Working with PTSD has a lot of challenges, particularly if you are prone to feeling overwhelmed or if you have a fast-paced job. For most of my career (and like a lot of Americans) I’ve worked in settings in which lunch breaks were sometimes ignored in favor of getting more work done faster, or because…