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Working with PTSD – Managing Work Stress

As a successful entrepreneur and small business owner, your work hours certainly don’t look like a cushy 9-5. If they do, please tell me how you did it! This can be especially challenging if you live with PTSD, because the stress of owning a business can be difficult to manage along with the other stressors…

Quote of the Week

The only way to heal from the pain of the past is to walk through that pain in the present. It’s terrifying, I know. It feels safer to just let the pain continue to smolder in the darkest parts of yourself. But the dark parts need tending too, my friend. Don’t be afraid to breathe…

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…

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…