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The Fear Goes Far Beyond Myself

Living with PTSD, I frequently experience intrusive thoughts of disaster, death and injury to myself. I can be sitting quietly and comfortably at home and thoughts of accidental harm and injury can race through my mind, completely unwanted – and to those who don’t live with it, completely unwarranted. “Just don’t think about it” or…

I Just Got Professionally Corrected

I was rolling into the end of the work week when I got an email notifying me that I had made an error in a presentation that had been published in a news article. I had both misidentified a building and had an incorrect date for a photo. Both were honest mistakes, and there are…

“Just Breathe”, But You Can’t

Just: Breathe Calm down Don’t worry about it Don’t let it bother you Smile Think positive Have a better attitude Think about something else Don’t be so negative Try harder Be grateful that —. Those words are so dismissive of the experience of people with PTSD. And we know. We know those things. We’d like…

Working with PTSD: Networking

I would much rather sit in my work cave, at my desk, being left alone while I turn out work for my clients and get them what they need. That, however, is not going to get me where I want to be, and I need to get back into the practice of networking, which is,…

It’s So Cool to Watch…

…someone love themselves enough to start setting healthy boundaries. If we can’t celebrate others’ success, then what are we doing, after all? celebrate otherscheer others onliving with PTSDlove yourselfmanaging PTSDrelationships are hardrelationships with PTSDsetting healthy boundariesworking with PTSD

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…