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This is what I believe:
We hold the line together on our journeys to healing with PTSD/TBI.
We are united through something which was not our choice to live with.
We can be heroes for each other.
We can heal together.
We support each no matter what line we hold.
We have each others six.
We will be the strongest team of survivors ever known.
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Did you know that Congress has designated today as National PTSD Awareness Day? It’s true! Today is a great day to raise your voice, share your thoughts and let people know that invisible wounds are, still, wounds! (Sheesh, I can’t believe we even have to work this hard to convince people of that.)
In our own world, where we know that invisible wounds need care and support, it’s good raise your own awareness about what support is available to you, mentally, physically…
Yes, you can put away the glasses, I have upgraded to a bigger font, thats so we all can see me babalin, what ever. well the 4th is just around the cornor and we need to start planning on what, where, When and How we are going to stay safe and be safe in everthing we do for this holiday. You all know what I mean, and if you don't well ask someone or just stay tune to me cause I am about to try and help you stay safe. So…
Independence Day usually brings thoughts of parades, back yard barbecues and, of course, fireworks. At the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), we also want you to put some thought into safety as you prepare to celebrate the 4th of July.
From the very beginning of my quest to overcome symptoms of posttraumatic stress, my goal was to be 100% free of them all. It never occurred to me to accept anything less.
Sure, there were days I thought I’d have to accept never getting better! But when I imagined the idea of ‘recovery’ I imagined if I could do it, it would mean I was no longer struggling with any of those pesky PTSD symptoms that drive us nuts. Achieving the goal of being 100% free is, I think, the biggest…
Ever wanted to know what Trauma does in the brain? I recently hosted a radio show and got the scoop from some seasoned experts. Here, I share what we learned from our interviewees. You just might start to notice your PTSD symptoms being listed off here.
Michele Rosenthal is a PTSD Coach and the founder… Continue
Very short have to get to bed as I have a class in the am. I have been toCanada to do the Relay For Life last friday, it started at 7 pm and ended 7am on sat. Walk and walk , eat, walk and walk, eat sleep a bit, well for some of us(me) 1 am was it for me till 5:30 am, time to get up and the day was over at 7 am.
Till next year. Had fun.
Are you wearing that seat-belt, and you know the rest of my speech, but from what I have been hearing and reading we are doing alittle better, I don't… Continue
If you’ve been following this blog for more than two minutes you know how much I love when we survivors take positive action(s) against the past. Take, for example, Sharon Smith, the founder and Executive Director of the National Trauma Institute (NTI). A trauma survivor herself, Sharon has unique insight into the importance of trauma care. NTI is all about raising awareness of and funds for trauma research, which has a direct impact on the quality of any life after trauma.
...... What would your answer to this question be...? President...? Senator...? Congressman....? How about Mayor, City Council, County Board member..... What if I were to tell you that the office of President was the "least" important race on election day...? I've been trying to point out to others and many, that your local elections are far more important than ANY National elections. All the focus has been placed on the National elections for so long now that many do not even bother to…Continue
Added by Craig Taylor on June 12, 2011 at 11:11am —
A very exciting event occurrred recently: One of my clients had his final session with me and is now off to live a life that is free of PTSD symptoms. That’s right, free.
The day any of us reaches the end of the healing part of our journey is a cause for celebration; this story particularly moves me because the psychiatrist and psychologist involved in this case said it couldn’t be done. They believed this client couldn’t heal based on their assessment of the fact that PTSD had set… Continue
"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed,
for the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The
primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a
big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies,
but would be ashamed to tell big lies."
-- Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
Recovering from trauma can feel like a full-time job – and it is! Coping, managing, seeking help, getting treatment, doing the work…. It’s a 24/7/365 kind of employment and you don’t have the luxury of leaving the office.
All of this makes it even more important that you schedule time off: Days when you give yourself a break from the usual work and get out of the recovery routine.
Taking the day off can mean deciding you won’t do any recovery assignments, you won’t have a… Continue