It has been a rough week for me. I have struggled with my anxiety and depression. Both have won much of the time. Today, however, the pattern seems to be broken — or at least blurred. It was difficult to get out of bed, but once I did things improved. I showered and got … More Renewed Spirit
Last night I had a nightmare and woke up so scared that I thought my heart would pound right out of my chest. Needless to say, I had a difficult time falling back to sleep. When I did finally manage to nod off, it was time to get up. Then I had one of those … More Lessons Learned
When someone sees me and says, “You’re getting around so well!” I must confess that, although I know they are celebrating my progress, there is a part of me that gets angry. I generally smile, and say “thanks,” but I am often thinking about the price that getting around costs me. It is painful and … More The Dark Side
I’ve tried to keep my blog posts as positive as I possibly can since my accident back in November. Unfortunately, the denial of my own fears and anxieties has only allowed them to incubate. So it is likely I will posting some more transparent posts, at least for the next week. I have been tasked … More Blogging and Mental Health
If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill I chose this quote earlier this week. Ironically, nobody needs it more than me on this Wisdom Wednesday. Traumatic stress can be a real rollercoaster. Today I will ride it out, knowing tomorrow will be better. I just have to keep moving forward.
Recovering from trauma is a process, with it ups and downs… three steps forward, two steps back… and can be unpredictable. Yesterday was a pretty good day until, on my way home from a trip to the store, a bus pulled up right behind us at a red light. I thought I had overcome all … More Placid
I had a dream last night. It was what I call an anxiety dream. It was like the dreams I have the week before school starts where I am late for school, not by a few minutes, but by hours. In this dream, I was skinny dipping and I did not know that the owners … More It’s Easier to Do It, Than To Think About It