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Relationships with PTSD: Can They Be Successful?

According to the National Center for PTSD (Department of Veteran’s Affairs), “Trauma survivors with PTSD may have trouble with their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others. In turn, the way a…

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…

Living For Other People’s Perceptions

I gave a presentation Wednesday night and had a really positive response, but something about it has been nagging at me. The comment was made that I was so passionate about the topic I spoke on. Except that I’m not. I couldn’t care less about the policy topic. What, then, is going on here? I’m…

Working with PTSD: Take That Lunch Break

Working with PTSD has a lot of challenges, particularly if you are prone to feeling overwhelmed or if you have a fast-paced job. For most of my career (and like a lot of Americans) I’ve worked in settings in which lunch breaks were sometimes ignored in favor of getting more work done faster, or because…