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Perspective on Check Boxes

Look not at what you haven’t accomplished, as though someone else’s set of check boxes would be fulfilling for you. Look instead at the mountains you’ve conquered, the boulders you’ve moved and the strength you’ve built from pushing against the past. You are powerful, and you are enough. accomplishaffirmationbe kind to yourselfbe youcheck boxesconquer mountainscouragehealingintentionlean…

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…

Sometimes You Have to Release the Protectors

I didn’t have enough time to fully recover this weekend, and I expended a lot more energy than I could afford on Friday and Saturday. Usually that leads to severe PTSD symptoms for me, which can include anxiety, cognitive impairment, panic attacks, difficulty sleeping or getting quality sleep, loss of executive function (prioritizing and scheduling)…