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It’s So Cool to Watch…

…someone love themselves enough to start setting healthy boundaries. If we can’t celebrate others’ success, then what are we doing, after all? celebrate otherscheer others onliving with PTSDlove yourselfmanaging PTSDrelationships are hardrelationships with PTSDsetting healthy boundariesworking with PTSD

Don’t Dismiss the Good Days

Don’t make the good days less because they aren’t bad. Don’t make good less significant because they’re easier. Don’t make the good days a problem that they aren’t. Don’t make the good days more than you deserve. You deserve good days. It’s a lie that you don’t. Don’t make the good days carry meaning they…

You Are a Badass

I listened to Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass” a few months ago, when that belief was, for me, long gone. I was struggling to keep going, to keep my head up, to manage my PTSD symptoms and to combat the constant anxiety, depression and self-doubt that plagued my existence. I thought the book was…

Healing Happens as it Happens

If I had been given the choice, I would have hit healing like a crash course, and done it in a day. Healing happens as it happens. It happens when we are ready. It happens as we are able. It does not happen in a straight line. It does not happen in a clear, predictable…

All Else is Failing, So Rest

One of the best things that has come out of my long journey out of numbing is that I am so much more aware of how I feel and when I need to make rest a priority. I often don’t, and that is still a challenge to work on, but I can at least recognize…