Category Archives: PTSD triggers

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

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Alcoholism, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Healthy detachment, Inner Child, Inner Excavation, Madness, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Recovery from child abuse, Sadness, Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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The ways we think and negativity bias

I’ve always been fascinated with the other ways people think. Probably because I used to feel I had some social deficits I attributed to the (false) belief that something was wrong with me and my brain.  I used to think … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Complex-PTSD, depression, Douglas Hofstadter, Emotional Intelligence, Highly Sensitive Person, Metamagical Themas, Mindfulness, Negativity bias, neuroplasticity, neuroscience, Nikola Tesla, Paper Tiger, Personal growth, Philosophy, PTSD, PTSD triggers, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Rick Hansen, Self-directed neuroplasticity, Thomas Edison, Trauma, trauma recovery, Your Amazing Brain | Leave a comment

The Gas Light Effect

I’m reprinting a blog post I wrote years ago on another one of my blogs, in 2009 (with updates in brackets and at the end).  Periodically I like to re-post blog posts with updates…to remind me where I was and … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Being Genuine, Carl Rogers, Complex-PTSD, Emotionally Absent Mother, Kay Redfield Jamison, Madness, Manic Depressive, Mindfulness, Moods, Motherhood, Narcissistic Mothers, Personal growth, PTSD triggers, Soul wounds, The Gas Light Effect, The Myth of Mental Illness, Virginia Satir | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Why we are alienated from ourselves

I’d have to agree with this: I have no words to describe my loneliness, my sadness, or my anger. I have no words to speak my need for exchange, understanding, recognition. So I criticize, I insult, or I strike. Or … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, anxiety, Being Genuine, Complex-PTSD, Congruent Living, Eckhart Tolle, Nonviolent communication, NVC, Personal growth, PTSD triggers, Soul wounds, Thomas D'Ansembourg | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments