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The Things We Do For Love

My therapist told me it is good for me to not avoid doing things that trigger anxiety for me, because my brain gets rewarded for avoiding and not avoiding will get subsequently much harder with each time I avoid. This is not true for everyone, and is true or me only after a lot of…

Being in the Public Eye with PTSD

I’ve been hiding at home for the better part of 5 years. I finished two master’s degrees following my car wreck, in programs that were at a major university and required you to be present for all classes, and I didn’t miss a class. I also worked retail during that time, so I talked to…

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…

Don’t Hold Your Breath In The Transitions

I really hate change. Even positive change. My brain views it as a threat to safety, and change for me can look like an explosive emotional reaction to something that may have before barely registered as a mild annoyance or even somewhat interesting and exciting. One of the many, many reasons I practice yoga. It…

Measuring is Hard, But It Might Be Worth It

I do a lot of measuring and data collection and analysis at work, and with my work. I dig into tax reports, financials, budgets, attendance, points of origin, square footage, density and a whole lot of things that look like lots and lots of math. It is, and I can understand that MATH looks hard…