Category Archives: Living with PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The struggles and success of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Living in the Present

How do you support yourself daily to remain centered and present in today?  Each day is a new opportunity and a fresh beginning. The following tips are ways to keep yourself centered in the present: Meditate before getting out of … Continue reading

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Public Hate Speech can trigger past traumas

How are you responding to the results of the election?  Is the hateful rhetoric triggering your PTSD? If so, when are you noticing the effects of the hate speech on your mood?  I have noticed there is an embolden of … Continue reading

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One of our elementary schools is now known nationally, Sandy Hook Elementary, for the unthinkable.

This week our country experienced an unthinkable and all too common mass shooting.  No where is it acceptable but the elementry school is despictable.  There are no words that describe the depth of horror accurately. Below is the last FB … Continue reading

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Memories

Events like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, Connecticut can trigger our own trauma, especially if we were six and seven when it happened.  They are memories, although horrible memories, that is all they are.  You can remember … Continue reading

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Tribes….are you in….or are you kicked out?

When I was a young teen my family owned Estes Tire Company.  Really it was my dad’s business and we were asked to look the other way.  My brother was allowed to work there and Mom forced he way in.  … Continue reading

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Management of body memories

I have been a sensitive person even as a young child.  My response to the rape has been rage.  Yet, in my soul I am kind, loving and gentle.  I feel it.  To access that part of myself right before … Continue reading

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Melissa Harris Perry’s letter to Richard Mourdock Indiana’s Republician Senate Nominee

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My Story I shared with Rachel’s Challenge

My STORY: Rachel’s story reminded me of God. God spoke to us through her writing and the phone call Darrell received from the stranger about her drawing. In 1999 I was a new mom with dreams of living in Colorado … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Challenge

Ft Collins High School had an event every school should have: Rachel’s Challenge. It was inspired by Rachel Joy Scott the first killed at the Columbine Shooting in 1999. She was 17 years old when she was killed. I remember … Continue reading

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LOVE…..TRUST…..SECRETS

“Love is durable. It’s like Teflon. …Trust is like fine china. Secrets destroy trust.” – Iyanla Vanzant This is so true when I love, I love with my whole heart, I give abundantly. Yet, when I am hurt and someone … Continue reading

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