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I Hate Being Uncomfortable

Which is pretty much my day-to-day with PTSD. However, there are versions of uncomfortable that are more and less tolerable for me. One of the least tolerable is…wait for it…yoga. Yoga puts me into a lot of uncomfortable positions that my body does not want to do. And it makes me uncomfortable. And often angry.…

Thoughts on Scarcity

I grew up in scarcity, in a place that long suffered from a lack of resources or apparent resources, a place that was isolated and disconnected and a place that for generations people had to fight and work hard to live. I come from generations of people who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps day…

Capable in the Face of the Latest Storm

This week is insane.My boyfriend is having a meltdown about moving and about his family.My grandma is having a meltdown about moving to a nursing home. She doesn’t do unknown well at all and can’t figure out how she’s going to eat.My family is emotional about grandma moving to a nursing home and she’s decided…

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…

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.…