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The Walls Are Up

One of the results of having trauma come back up is that either consciously or not, I feel under threat constantly. So I put the armor on to try to deal with it, because my emotional brain is much, much louder than my rational brain. Which is why it’s ironic that I have such a…

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…