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The Walls Are Up

One of the results of having trauma come back up is that either consciously or not, I feel under threat constantly. So I put the armor on to try to deal with it, because my emotional brain is much, much louder than my rational brain. Which is why it’s ironic that I have such a…

Oh Good, Stress Gives Me an Eye Rash

Might as well have a sense of humor about it, right? When I took care of my grandma for several months after she fell last year, I developed dermatitis on my face, mostly around my nose and eyes. It wasn’t horrible, but it also wasn’t great – or wanted. Not a lot to do about…