This idea of normal is so pervasive in our society. I wonder, is there such a thing as ‘normal’? And is there a ‘normal’ brain?
There are so many things that PTSD can effect in our lives. One of those things surprised me. That was how loud the world is. Especially now that I don’t drink. It is so very LOUD.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I am tired of having that voice inside my head telling me that I am no good. And so, I am doing something about it. I am changing that dialogue.
Ever have one of those days? Those days that you are feeling blah? That you can’t think your way out of a paper bag? Yeah, I had several of those. It was downright annoying. Eventually I got out of it. It took a lot, but I did it.
What could a dream about vampires tell me about myself? I thought I knew, but it was much deeper than what I initially thought.
That staring contest with myself is an interesting picture of what I have been doing my whole life. This past year has been the first time I can really stare at myself without the overwhelming urge to turn away. I haven’t liked what I saw staring back at me for a long time.