In the tumultuous journey of life, we often encounter unexpected storms that test our resilience, patience, tolerance, and self-worth. It's a lesson many of us learn the hard way: we
In an era where the noise of divisiveness and apathy frequently drowns out the whispers of unity and concern for others, the call to be a genuinely good human has
You ever find yourself in a relationship so mind-bending that you begin to question not just their sanity, but your own? Hey there, I'm the proud card-carrying member of the
I sat in front of the computer trying to come up with the most comprehensive title for this piece. I came up with ideas such as "Hot Flashes & Flashbacks:
Hey there, PTSD warriors! It's been a minute, but I am finally getting back into the bandwagon of writing, and it feels so good. Let's talk intrusive thoughts. You know
Situational awareness is more than just knowing what’s going on around you by scanning the environment. It requires that you understand what you’re looking for when you’re skimming the area. You don’t need years of training to notice when something is out of place, especially if you frequent the same locations. If you pay attention, then you’ll always know when something doesn’t seem, feel, smell, or sound right.
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I recently shared an abridged version of my life with an old friend. After a brief hug and some tears, she mentioned how amazed she was at how I have
From war to child abuse. From mass shootings to car crashes. From domestic violence to sex slavery. These are just some examples of the countless traumatic experiences that can cause
Most people with PTSD shy away from disclosing their diagnosis for fear of stigmatization. Most people without PTSD - who are not otherwise touched by the disorder - have little or
"Me: What could possibly go wrong? Anxiety: I'm glad you asked...hold my beer." Yesterday was one of those days when bad news seem to be the order of the day. From denied
No matter how you put it, anxiety is a pain the behind. Period. Anxiety is our fight or flight mechanism. Its job is to keep us safe from the “oh, crap!”