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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…

Entrepreneurs Need Co-Workers

I’ve had several projects and writings on the back burner as I’ve been rolling up and down through learning to more successfully manage PTSD symptoms and slowly, very slowly, work through the healing process. Now that I’m feeling better and have more energy to pour into those projects instead of constantly managing my brain’s belief…

Successful with PTSD – Is It Possible?

The way you define success has a lot to do with the answer to that question. The answers are more a spectrum than a binary response. People who experience PTSD can be very successful at work, running companies, being self-employed, being part of teams, taking risks, developing their entrepreneurial concepts and making work happen. People…

Rethinking “Summer” This Year

I’m sure I’m not the only childless adult not in school and who does not work for a school who looks forward to summer. I did, however, spend 19 years in school, so I know a little bit about looking forward to summer break. Summer is still a break in many senses for me. I…

It Was a Mistake Not to Rest After EMDR

EMDR is intense, even when it’s not successful. I know I need to rest for several hours after, but I did not do that this week, choosing to work instead. Bad idea. Three days later, I have a severe anxiety, am feeling overwhelmed, my sleep has been disrupted and my resting heart rate has shot…

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…