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Living with PTSD: Relationships

The grief of not feeling supported in your illness is intolerable. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. Very few people in my life are able to or willing to support me, and no one within my immediate vicinity. For me, it’s the hardest thing about PTSD to live with. And yet I’ve had…

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…