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Capable in the Face of the Latest Storm

This week is insane.My boyfriend is having a meltdown about moving and about his family.My grandma is having a meltdown about moving to a nursing home. She doesn’t do unknown well at all and can’t figure out how she’s going to eat.My family is emotional about grandma moving to a nursing home and she’s decided…

Detour, Again

After I just talked about going for it, I got in a car to ride to a wedding and had some of the worst re-experiencing I’ve had in a long time. It sent me on a day-long downward spiral, and between the panic last night and the anxiety today, it’s been a rough 24 hours.…

Back to Yoga and Meditation

A week without yoga was enough to convince me to go back to it, and the other things that seem to have improved my PTSD symptoms. My HRV score was a 6 this morning, which for me means I can have an ok day if I can avoid additional stress or a potential meltdown if…

If You Were A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

There is a lot of “just believe it and it will happen so believe great things!” and “you manifest your thoughts so focus on success!”, etc. going on out there in the wide world. I think that has limitations. If you live with PTSD, you might understand me when I say it doesn’t quite work…

Managing PTSD: Keep Showing Up

Continuing to do things that aren’t working isn’t a path to successful recovery or management of post-traumatic stress, and there are a lot of things that don’t work. But there are things that consistently do work for many – meditation and breathing, yoga, EMDR, drum circles and theater (not kidding, read The Body Keeps the Score…