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A Meeting, A Millennial & A Sour Taste

I’m on the upper edge of the Millennial age bracket. I don’t identify with the group at all, and I don’t spend a lot of time around the age set. My clients, colleagues and friends tend to be either older or also don’t fit the stereotype, but I don’t have any animosity toward those who…

Struggle Day

“On the journey to myself I’ve been so many people.” – Indigo Williams That quote rings so true for me today. I’m a struggle version of myself today who can’t quite kick into the next gear, but I keep trying nonetheless. living with anxietyliving with PTSDmanaging PTSDmanaging PTSD successfullymanaging PTSD symptomsPTSDPTSD blogPTSD bloggerPTSD depressionPTSD quotesPTSD…

The Fear Goes Far Beyond Myself

Living with PTSD, I frequently experience intrusive thoughts of disaster, death and injury to myself. I can be sitting quietly and comfortably at home and thoughts of accidental harm and injury can race through my mind, completely unwanted – and to those who don’t live with it, completely unwarranted. “Just don’t think about it” or…

Found My Sweet Spot for Weight Loss

Several years ago, before my brain got wrecked along with my car and before intense workouts sent me into panic attacks as they now do (apparently the high heart rate is a trigger), I used to work out a lot. I also ate a lot. I’ve really never been one to turn down food, but…

Waking Up Has Become the Enemy

I’ve heard “positive vibes” statements that go something along the lines of, “Every day you wake up is a good day.” I disagree, because PTSD causes my waking up to sometimes be horrifyingly bad. I tend to go through about three different sleep cycles, depending on my stress levels, how we’ll I’m managing symptoms and…

I Just Got Professionally Corrected

I was rolling into the end of the work week when I got an email notifying me that I had made an error in a presentation that had been published in a news article. I had both misidentified a building and had an incorrect date for a photo. Both were honest mistakes, and there are…