5 Steps to Heal PTSD

5 Steps to Heal PTSD

This originally appeared as a guest post on DeborahKing.com. When I start asking over and over again if I am OK, if the situation is OK, if the kids, the weather, the roads, are OK, then I am headed for a PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) episode. When I...
Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

I can remember when I was 32 years old and recovering from my breast cancer. I had no skin on my chest as a result of the radiation. Years ago, they were not precise in how they radiated, so my whole chest was burned, it was bright red and raw. During that same time,...
Be the Change

Be the Change

The world is changing. We, are changing, whether we realize it or not. We have become disconnected and are evolving in a way that keeps us isolated from actual physical connection. Instead of real interaction we use Face Time and Facebook as our only means to connect,...

PTSD, A Civilian’s Story

I am just a regular person. I feel, I love, I laugh, I hurt. I am a wife and mother, an average soul with different life experiences. I am like you; an advocate, supporter, leader and volunteer. I am a private fighter, a trooper, a veteran of challenges, a champion of...
Where there is despair, Hope

Where there is despair, Hope

She wanted to go. Really she did. I always ask for a surprise. Today there was nothing big, no a-ha. There was no superlative symbol, because her life was in no way anything close to superlative. That is how I knew who came today. I saw her feet with chipped paint and...

Learning Something New

It is funny when you learn about defense mechanisms. I never knew about the idea or meaning until I started digging into the root of myself. I kind of knew all along I was who I was supposed to be. I knew I was what made me feel loved. I couldn’t even think of what my...