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Seasonal Habit Change

I had forgotten until yesterday that about this time of year I used to do something a bit drastic or challenging for about a month, just to shake things up, try something new or put focus into something I wanted to accomplish. On year I lost 20 lbs (yes, in one month), one year I…

Perspective on Check Boxes

Look not at what you haven’t accomplished, as though someone else’s set of check boxes would be fulfilling for you. Look instead at the mountains you’ve conquered, the boulders you’ve moved and the strength you’ve built from pushing against the past. You are powerful, and you are enough. accomplishaffirmationbe kind to yourselfbe youcheck boxesconquer mountainscouragehealingintentionlean…

You Have Time to Ground Yourself

I get overwhelmed somewhat easily. When I do, it’s hard to un-overwhelm myself. I know there are a lot of techniques to do it, but it’s still hard to calm the waves of anxiety. I practiced yoga every day for a month, and so far this month have done it once, and just a quick…

Living with PTSD: Relationships

The grief of not feeling supported in your illness is intolerable. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. Very few people in my life are able to or willing to support me, and no one within my immediate vicinity. For me, it’s the hardest thing about PTSD to live with. And yet I’ve had…