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Traveling for Work with PTSD

Being an entrepreneur with PTSD has its ongoing challenges, not the least of which is my work requiring me to travel at least once a quarter, and often more. The day trips are not as bad, even if I’m on the road for 12-15 hours, because at the end of the day I am coming…

Rethinking “Summer” This Year

I’m sure I’m not the only childless adult not in school and who does not work for a school who looks forward to summer. I did, however, spend 19 years in school, so I know a little bit about looking forward to summer break. Summer is still a break in many senses for me. I…

Know Your Heart Beat(s)

I’m finding more reasons to be excited lately. PTSD has been a positive excitement killer for me (negative excitement still happens frequently), so this is a new and welcome experience. Or rather the return of an experience, since I used to get good excited a lot. My resting heart rate has been down to my…

It Was a Mistake Not to Rest After EMDR

EMDR is intense, even when it’s not successful. I know I need to rest for several hours after, but I did not do that this week, choosing to work instead. Bad idea. Three days later, I have a severe anxiety, am feeling overwhelmed, my sleep has been disrupted and my resting heart rate has shot…