Browse by:

My Body Won’t Do As I Ask It

I am struggling through the realization that I often don’t have help getting my needs met, and therefore have to do that for myself most of the time. I’ve been helping other people meet their needs recently without having that provided to me, and working through the issue in an attempt to understand, gain clarity,…

When Success is a PTSD Trigger

Pat Green sang that it came upon him wave on wave, or something like that. Maybe he was talking about anxiety? PTSD triggers are a beast, and I have several, one of which is success. I have experienced a lot of trauma shortly after achieving success of some type or getting back on my feet…

It Takes Time to Change

One of the more challenging aspects of having PTSD for me has been how reactive I can be. When my brain fires up the neurons that connect to trauma, in all of the bizarre and difficult ways that can happen for me, it can take a lot to outwardly keep my cool. Sometimes I don’t.…

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…

Back to Yoga and Meditation

A week without yoga was enough to convince me to go back to it, and the other things that seem to have improved my PTSD symptoms. My HRV score was a 6 this morning, which for me means I can have an ok day if I can avoid additional stress or a potential meltdown if…