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Trying A One Day Effect

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When Success is a PTSD Trigger

Pat Green sang that it came upon him wave on wave, or something like that. Maybe he was talking about anxiety? PTSD triggers are a beast, and I have several, one of which is success. I have experienced a lot of trauma shortly after achieving success of some type or getting back on my feet…

Successful with PTSD – Is It Possible?

The way you define success has a lot to do with the answer to that question. The answers are more a spectrum than a binary response. People who experience PTSD can be very successful at work, running companies, being self-employed, being part of teams, taking risks, developing their entrepreneurial concepts and making work happen. People…

It Takes Time to Change

One of the more challenging aspects of having PTSD for me has been how reactive I can be. When my brain fires up the neurons that connect to trauma, in all of the bizarre and difficult ways that can happen for me, it can take a lot to outwardly keep my cool. Sometimes I don’t.…

You Are a Badass

I listened to Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass” a few months ago, when that belief was, for me, long gone. I was struggling to keep going, to keep my head up, to manage my PTSD symptoms and to combat the constant anxiety, depression and self-doubt that plagued my existence. I thought the book was…

Traveling for Work with PTSD

Being an entrepreneur with PTSD has its ongoing challenges, not the least of which is my work requiring me to travel at least once a quarter, and often more. The day trips are not as bad, even if I’m on the road for 12-15 hours, because at the end of the day I am coming…