This is my response to Anthony Bourdain’s passing. It’s an emotional appeal to reach out to your loved ones and let them know they are loved unconditionally
We should just drop the D. It shouldn’t be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There’s nothing disordered about it. PTSD is a normal, natural response to trauma
Realizing that flashbacks could be emotional, and did not have to be disassociative in any other sense of the word, I started to better understand what was happening when I was triggered. That in turn, helped we to better manage my PTSD symptoms. Let me tell you more.
As much as we would like to just stop feeling the pain and the grief in our lives, we cannot just pretend it isn’t there. In order to heal we need to feel.
In the aftermath of Mother’s Day, you may need a reminder that you are -in fact- entirely lovable.
A large part of our healing success will come from our mindset. By that I do not mean that we have to constantly hold on to some sugar coated idea of positivity, far from it in fact. We do however have to cultivate a basic belief in and commitment to our healing.
My mother had an aversion to relaxation. Probably because any form of stillness left her alone with her thoughts for too long. But she’d tolerate the zoo.
There are so many things we feel we should do, and then when we fail to complete our unrealistic list of activities we feel horrible about ourselves.
Today I wanted to talk to you about Mother’s Day and give you some alternative ways to celebrate the day if you are a survivor of maternal abuse.
When my sisters and I were kids, my parents needed to use some creative thinking to make us eat our veggies — especially Brussels sprouts.