In the months following treatment for PTSD, I had a series of trigger failures. I hadn’t yet figured out how to stop my triggers from sending me into a downward spiral. I was exhausted trying to figure it all out. It was at this point that I knew I had to make a choice: confront […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Post-traumatice stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when an event overcomes the brain’s ability to cope. The National Institute of Mental Health explains that PTSD occurs among those who have experienced shocking or scary events and have trouble recovering from the trauma. PTSD is experienced by children and the elderly, men and women, with varying symptoms. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This morning I made a bagel and eggs for breakfast. While I was toasting, buttering, and frying, the two lobes of my brain were working together to process my thoughts. During the normal course of life, the two sides of our brain talk to each other to make sense of the world. The left side […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today my friend Wanda killed a spider. A big, fat ugly one. Wanda splattered some Lysol on it, and the spider drowned a gasping chemical death. But here’s the cool thing. Wanda killed that nasty creature alone, without hollering for help or making a peep. Pretty amazing for somebody who just three short years ago […]Continue Reading... No Comments.