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The Things We Do For Love

My therapist told me it is good for me to not avoid doing things that trigger anxiety for me, because my brain gets rewarded for avoiding and not avoiding will get subsequently much harder with each time I avoid. This is not true for everyone, and is true or me only after a lot of…

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…

Don’t Hold Your Breath In The Transitions

I really hate change. Even positive change. My brain views it as a threat to safety, and change for me can look like an explosive emotional reaction to something that may have before barely registered as a mild annoyance or even somewhat interesting and exciting. One of the many, many reasons I practice yoga. It…

I Kind of Sucked This Week

I’m saying this kindly, but I sucked. Not my week sucked, although by extension that is also true, but I sucked. Work is still going well, I’ve pushed out some big documents this week and clients are happy and I’m still working on the stuff I haven’t been able to get to for the last…