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Leaning In to How Much This Week Sucks

I moved my grandma into a nursing home today. While she moved voluntarily, it was not without a lot of fear and upset on her part and sadness on mine. She needs full time care and I and my family are not able to provide that any longer, except through a residential care situation. It…

Find A Helpful Way to Express It

I’m traveling a lot for work this week, not sleeping much and still getting dozens of emails, notifications and phone calls. I’m irritable, to say the least, and as much as I would love to cut loose and enjoy the opportunities before me, that whole PTSD thing isn’t really accommodating me. I almost got pulled…

Scheduling Self-Care

I’m a person who likes plans and schedules. I’m also a person who likes to forget and ignore making plans and scheduling things to take care of myself. This week I’ve been busy scheduling haircuts, eye appointments, checking into CBD oil (more on that when it arrives!), scheduling therapy appointments and knowing when I need…

Sometimes You Have to Release the Protectors

I didn’t have enough time to fully recover this weekend, and I expended a lot more energy than I could afford on Friday and Saturday. Usually that leads to severe PTSD symptoms for me, which can include anxiety, cognitive impairment, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping or getting quality sleep, loss of executive function (prioritizing and scheduling)…