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Working with PTSD

This week has been a much-needed week off. My clients are quiet and celebrating holidays, the one call I’ve gotten I didn’t answer nor did I return the voicemail as I’d previously sent notification that my office was closed. I love what I do, but doing it with PTSD is a constant challenge. This year…

1% Better – Walking

I walked every day last week! It was my second week in a row to hit my 1% goal, which is surprising and gratifying. I’ve had so many doubts that I could stick with even small things for a week straight, and walking every day for an average of 45 minutes a day wasn’t a…

Practicing Discomfort

I have a really low tolerance for discomfort. And while it might be reasonable to assume that a lot of people share in that, I’ve noticed that I have even less tolerance for discomfort with PTSD. That has really come into focus for me in the last week, post-river, and the realization has challenged me…

1% Attempt #2

I did it! My goal has been to slowly begin to improve in areas that I have not been able to achieve goals. One is exercise, another is having a well-exercised design muscle. This past week I wanted to do 10 kettlebell lifts and one little bit of design every day. I only missed Saturday,…

Making Room for New Things

My desk faces a wall. It’s slim, not very deep, but has worked well for me for over a decade. On the wall in front of me I’ve pinned up cards, artwork memories and various and sundry bits of detritus that people have sent me over the last few years. I don’t gaze upon it…

1% Improvement

I’ve read a few things now that talk about small, incremental change being not only more achievable but more lasting, and by improving 1% every day you can accrue a lot of positive change. I like this principle and am ready to practice! I also don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I make changes any and…