Category: Complex PTSD

CBD, Endocannabinoid System, and PTSD

My last post was about PTSD.  I tend to jump around topically a bit simply because I’ll wake up in the morning sometimes with an idea in my head and think, “Oh, that would be interesting to write about.”  The topic of PTSD, however,… Continue Reading “CBD, Endocannabinoid System, and PTSD”

Saying No is Good

Saying ‘no’ is good.  I seem to rarely do it, but I’ve heard other people tell me this.  I am kidding.  Sort of. I really find out just how good saying ‘no’ is particularly when I said ‘yes’ but really wanted to say ‘no’.  Do you know… Continue Reading “Saying No is Good”

Getting Triggered: Healing from Trauma

I wasn’t sure who would read my previous post on the experience of getting triggered (Getting Triggered).  I can’t find much helpful information on it to be honest.  The online article from 1in6 from which I cited was actually one of the best articles I’ve… Continue Reading “Getting Triggered: Healing from Trauma”

Abandoning the Self

I live in Minnesota.  I overheard someone say once that we work for our seasons.  That’s an oddly funny thing to say, but, if you live here, then you’ll understand the meaning in that sentiment. As a seasonal change approaches, the current weather patterns… Continue Reading “Abandoning the Self”

PTSD and DESNOS

Recovery is something I have talked about on this blog.  A lot.  If we have experienced an iota of abuse or trauma in our lives, then we will have to commit to the process of healing and recovery.  That’s life.  That’s how we clean… Continue Reading “PTSD and DESNOS”

Looking Ahead

I don’t know to whom I need to attribute this image.  It’s one of those images that gets passed around Facebook and Pinterest, and everyone LIKES it.  It feels inspirational.  It seems like something one might hear at a political rally or in a… Continue Reading “Looking Ahead”

A Conclusion

I’ve discussed myriad topics on this blog ranging from community, body image issues, forgiveness, faith, PTSD, and recovery.  I’ve also discussed something called ‘differentiation’ although I haven’t called it that.  Essentially, the work I’ve been doing to extract myself from the toxic and abusive… Continue Reading “A Conclusion”

South Dakota and Panties of Shame, Grateful to Be in Neither

I have a dog and two cats.  My dog is an Australian Shepherd otherwise known as an Aussie.  Her breeder gave her to us last April.  Yep, she just gave  us a purebred Aussie–for free.  What’s the catch? Well, you have to know something… Continue Reading “South Dakota and Panties of Shame, Grateful to Be in Neither”

Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion

I’ve been browsing the blogosphere lately.  There’s some funny shit out there, and I do mean shit.  It’s drivel, but it makes me laugh.  That’s what I’ve been doing for a while now.  Reading shit.  Now that I’ve got an iPad, I have access… Continue Reading “Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion”

Borderlines, Sociopaths, PTSD, and Peace

It’s been one helluva week so I’m just going to “let go” for a moment.  I figure I can do that since it’s my blog after all. I wish my mother would disappear over the event horizon of a black hole, hence, permanent deletion… Continue Reading “Borderlines, Sociopaths, PTSD, and Peace”