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Accepting Help

My independent self isn’t good at asking for help, not the least reason being that I often just don’t think to ask. I am good at organizing myself around what I need and need to do, but adding others to the mix is usually outside my interests/capacity/thought process. I had three instances of feeling like…

Pause for Thanks – 200 Connections!

Technically, it’s 200 “followers”, but I think that’s a weird term. I prefer connections. With that, thank you so much to everyone across the globe who has connected to my blog in the last several months! It’s nice to share experiences, knowledge and perspective, and I have gained so much by being part of the…

Nursing Spiderman

Well the last week of the year isn’t going as planned… My boyfriend’s spider bite from about two months ago turned into a serious infection on Christmas Eve, and for the last couple of days I’ve been keeping an eye on him and changing bandages while he deals with the side effects of heavy antibiotics.…

A Moment of Thanks to Strong Lotus Yogi

I think one of the benefits of pausing to be grateful and reflect on positives is that it helps with perspective. I’ve struggled so much through the last few months, and living with PTSD can be a pretty hopeless situation. I’ve felt that I just can’t so many times, and taking steps in recovery have at…

Living with PTSD: When Good is a Trigger

In the last two days I have started to feel good. My PTSD symptoms seem to be significantly reduced, I have more energy and am more interested in personal projects, and I am willingly exercising, taking breaks from work and stopping work when it’s time to stop for the day. I’m looking into creative projects…