(Sorry that this is so long. I suppose I just had a lot to say today and I'm trying to stay proactive and keep writing) Though I'm not a professional and don't claim to have any special "secrets" or expertise on healing emotional trauma (PTSD), there are certain things which I find helpful in my … Continue reading How I Heal My “Invisible” (Physical) Injuries Of Trauma
Just got back from my first day of work at a convenience store. My coworkers and the customers are very pleasant and positive. This is a good thing. But the fact remains that minimum wage jobs really suck. If I could pay a mortgage, even rent, working such jobs, I could live with that. In … Continue reading (I Will Find) Another Way Of Living
There were several things I needed to do yesterday and it was rather challenging. The difficulty is that, for me at least, trying to do anything is rather difficult because it because I don't have much energy and even moving seems to take effort. I know that there are some who utilize the "fight" response … Continue reading Healing Wounds Which No One Sees
As I move onward, I'm coming to understand the importance of meditation and mindfulness. From what I've been told and learned, the more I'm able to be "mindful," the more my mind will be able to process and reduce the pain and anxiety. This, however, is no easy thing. The very reason why I disassociate … Continue reading Mindfulness In Small Doses And Sips
I want to write a shorter entry, because the last one was so long. Though I didn't sleep well last night, I don't feel overly tired. I've been able to heal enough (emotionally) that I'm able to accommodate a reasonable amount of insomnia and I've been able to develop a few techniques which keep me … Continue reading Honest Work (And The People I Meet There)
I didn't sleep well last night and this is due to one of the many effects of my experiences. In speaking with some doctors, therapist and counselors over the years I've learned that "Toxic Stress" / PSTD (whatever the name) physically alters the architecture of the brain and its' chemistry. Of course, with the brain … Continue reading Healing Emotion Must Come First. Logic Comes After
With all the experiences I had when I was younger, my parents would always tell me that there are others who experience worse things. This, of course, is very true and it's not my intention or desire to dispute that. At the same time, I realize that the true reason why I was told this … Continue reading Is Your Pain Worse…Is My Pain Worse…Does It Matter?