Tag Archives: PTSD

I want my life back.

There hasn’t been one morning since Trump became president that I haven’t woke up with my stomach in knots and my heart racing. It’s impossible to get back to sleep and the first thing I always do is pull up … Continue reading

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What is moral injury?

Moral injury (also known as soul injury), is a serious mental condition similar to PTSD that many Americans are suffering from right now under Trump’s increasingly threatening and authoritarian administration.   This condition is also very common among soldiers who are … Continue reading

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Taking a break from Trump and the news.

Other than Meghan McCain’s moving tribute to her father at his funeral today, I’m not even watching the footage of this sad event. I’ve reached a point where I simply have no more capacity to cope with more unpleasant news. … Continue reading

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The “Four F’s” of C-PTSD

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
I just began reading “Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving” by Pete Walker. I can already tell I won’t be able to put it down (I will write a book review when I’m finished,…

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3 questions to ask yourself if you raised kids in a dysfunctional home.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
Nobody’s perfect, and that goes for parents too.  There’s no such thing as a perfect parent. There’s something called a “good enough” parent though, which means that you are going to make mistakes raising…

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My conundrum.

I can’t take this anymore.  I’ve had about enough of the crapfest coming from the Trump White House, and the firing of H. R. McMaster, one of the only sane people left in his administration — only to be replaced … Continue reading

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Self-care in turbulent times.

The trendy term “self care” irritates me the same way other trendy terms tend to irritate me, but it’s actually a good phrase and good advice. I had two days off from work this week due to the snow, and … Continue reading

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What 2017 has taught me.

I feel like a victim again.   I was doing pretty well emotionally until this year.  Since I left my ex in 2014 and started blogging, slowly I began to feel freer and lighter emotionally.   I felt like I was finally … Continue reading

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Trump’s personality disorder brings out the worst in everyone.

I think it’s pretty safe to say Donald Trump has a very malignant case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and appears to fit all of its psychiatric criteria.    Unfortunately, he’s only the tip of the iceberg, merely a symptom of … Continue reading

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PTSD & the Blindness of the Just Man

Originally posted on Unraveled and the Birth of Joy:
Love will find a way where wolves fear to thread. – Lord Byron ? Recently I took part in a research study regarding OIF and OEF veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder,…

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