Category Archives: PTSD

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

Building resilience after trauma: Verbal First Aid

I realize lately that my ability to bounce back from trauma and loss is slowing down. I am discovering that what you say to yourself makes a big difference on how you recover from trauma, loss and setbacks. I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in A Lamp In the Darkness, Acute Response to Stress, anxiety, Authentic Personality, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Death, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Grief and Loss, Healing, PTSD, Trauma, trauma recovery | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A new normal – life after trauma

While I admit the use of the word “normal” to describe anyone is dubious at best, given how Eric Maisel determined The 29 Senses of Normal, which has pretty much made it an empty word devoid of any real meaning, … Continue reading

Posted in A Lamp In the Darkness, adult survivors of abuse, Brene Brown, Complex-PTSD, depression, Grief and Loss, Nietzsche, PTSD, Soul wounds, Trauma, trauma recovery | 11 Comments

Emotional Blindness and the Sociopath

I’m trying to recover from the sociopaths who were in my life.  Without going into the details, I wanted to share something I am learning. I am learning how to see through lies and escape the confusion and chaos of … Continue reading

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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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