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Back To Therapy for EMDR

In the last week my PTSD symptoms that I had only experienced while driving have begun to rapidly become more severe and pervasive, so I reached out to my therapist. Thankfully she had an appointment open, and we’ll start the EMDR process next week. I’m so grateful! I’ve done this once before, when I was…

Ready to Just Go For It

PTSD can be such an overwhelming barrier to┬áliving. I now have to weigh my actions carefully, consider whether I have the energy or capacity to do whatever it is I want to or need to do, have an exit strategy if I get overwhelmed and can’t handle the situation I’m in, build in rest days…

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…

Living with PTSD: Relationships

The grief of not feeling supported in your illness is intolerable. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. Very few people in my life are able to or willing to support me, and no one within my immediate vicinity. For me, it’s the hardest thing about PTSD to live with. And yet I’ve had…