Category Archives: Complex-PTSD

Thankful

I am grateful I didn’t succumb to those awful feelings I was having the last time I posted. I don’t think I could have taken it.  Truly. I just kind of wanted to share where I am right now. The … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Jeff Brown

So many people get judged when they refuse to put their pain away. They get judged for showing it, for speaking it, for insisting on sharing their memories of abuse with those they know. I am not talking about those … Continue reading

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Anxiety and creative expression

I think that I am finally making peace with my anxiety.  I had been trying for a long time to figure out how to get rid of it.  I was not sure I could. I wrote a comment on a … Continue reading

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The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

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One more step along the journey

Reprinted from one of my other blogs from November, 2009 with an update at the end.  The journey continues… A good laugh is hard to come by.  So is fitting in. Well, for me it always has. If you could … Continue reading

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