Category Archives: PTSD

Therapy and “IT”

This post will contain spoilers of the new movie IT (2017 version) but not the TV movie/mini series version or the book. The book is third on my to read list.  I figure if I survived the movie with minimal hiding behind my hands, I can read the book. I am particular in which horror …

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PTSD is an injury, not an illness

I had a working vacation this week.  I took 4 days off, didn’t see clients, left the state, crashed at someone’s place that is in a heavily traveled city (for free, score!) and forced myself to work.  Boy, do I know how to party 😉 That being said, I’m proud of what I accomplished over …

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My Call to Arms

I hope I have made it abundantly clear that I’ve never served and that I have admiration for those that do. The more I work with Service Members and Veterans though, the more I can relate to certain experiences or emotions that they express.  I have heard from many SMs and Vets that 9/11 was …

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The Revenant (the novel and the movie) and PTSD

First things first, I won’t spoil either the novel version or the movie version of The Revenant.  Second, The Revenant is not exactly my type of book or movie, but this was for one of my book clubs.  We read the book, then saw the movie, then had dinner to discuss the differences.  We had done this with Gone …

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Is this real life?

I was just on Amazon Smile (am I allowed to mention brands and “plug” things? I guess so! I’m not receiving any compensation and I would disclose if I ever did) buying an awesome book for one of my clients. I was sending her the Kindle version, because that is the thing now — plus …

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Now what are you working on?

People have already started asking me this question.   Maybe this is a normal question in the writing world.  I know a few writers that have several projects going on at once, so maybe it’s not unheard of to already have a new project developing before your book is even published. With Finding Peace With PTSD …

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Purple Up- Military Children

When I was growing up, I had to walk to school two miles, barefoot in the snow.   No, just kidding.  Fair warning: this is a “when I was growing up” story though. When I was growing up in the 80’s/90’s there was no focus on the Military child or even the Military family. Soldiers …

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Chris Kyle

I saw American Sniper two weeks ago.  I’ve been too sick to blog, but I’ve been thinking a lot about the movie and I have been able to read all of the controversy on social media surrounding Chris Kyle.  What’s real? What’s been embellished, exaggerated or just down right faked? Was Chris really a hero?  Did he …

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PTSD and IKEA

Have you ever been to IKEA?  It’s a large Swedish based store that is all over the world now.  The first floor (at least the ones I’ve been to) you walk through is actually the 2nd floor.  Meaning, you walk in on the ground level and are “forced” to take an elevator or escalator to …

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Halloween and PTSD

This was originally posted on my professional blog, but since it relates to PTSD and it’s almost a Public Service Announcement, I thought I would post it here too.  (if you follow both blogs I apologize for the repetition) That’s a broad topic (Halloween and PTSD).  When I mentioned blogging on this topic to a …

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