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Throw the Boot Out the Window

PTSD is a weird animal. I wear cowboy boots frequently. I was wearing them the day of my car wreck, and I shoved my left heel into the floorboard so hard I bruised it. I still wear that same pair of boots, and I was wearing them today while driving. The other day I grounded…

Nursing Spiderman

Well the last week of the year isn’t going as planned… My boyfriend’s spider bite from about two months ago turned into a serious infection on Christmas Eve, and for the last couple of days I’ve been keeping an eye on him and changing bandages while he deals with the side effects of heavy antibiotics.…

Setting an Intention for the Next Week

I’m listening to guided meditations every day this week (and for the next three), and this morning was about setting intention for the day. I am a planner, and accustomed to making plans, even long-term ones (although PTSD has made long-term planning hard for me the last few years). I am also a goal-achiever, so…

1% Better – Walking

I walked every day last week! It was my second week in a row to hit my 1% goal, which is surprising and gratifying. I’ve had so many doubts that I could stick with even small things for a week straight, and walking every day for an average of 45 minutes a day wasn’t a…