Straight Talk on Suicide

I just came across the post Suicidality and Other People‚Äôs Perspective by Ashley Peterson, and have so much to say, I thought I’d better just write my own post. As someone who has been formally diagnosed with CPTSD (and a bunch of other acronyms), chronic suicidality has been a reality for me for more than…

PTSD and Resilience

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” -Frida Kahlo Frida is my favorite artist, hands-down. It seems like most people who I mention her to have never even heard of her. At best, they may have her of her husband, Diego Rivera. When Frida realized Diego…

Give and Take (blog post)

One thing that’s hard about blogging, and about life in general, is the fact that I always feel like I need to pretend to be feeling better than I am. I’ve learned the hard way not to share my real feelings candidly. People run away, which I guess makes sense, cause I have PTSD. My…

Flashback Friday

Fandango’s Flashback Friday prompt is to re-post something that you posted on or about this time last year. I felt drawn to participate, even though I was not active on WordPress this time last year. Therefore, I’ve turned to one of my fancy hard-covered journals, and dug up a flashback that I wrote about around…

Flashbacks to Yosemite

27. Ravi wakes me up, and I look around, startled. I can’t believe I’ve fallen asleep so close to the edge of the mountain top. I must have passed out after hiking up here. I’ve never been hiking before today. It is exhausting. He informs me in his deepest voice possible that he has succeeded…

complex flashbacks

Have you ever wondered if people with PTSD have different flashbacks of different things, or if they flash back to the same exact event over and over? I’m sure it depends on the person. But if they were only imagining one specific event over and over, then they would be likely to have regular PTSD……

fast forward

Can we fast forward to the part that doesn’t hurt? I hate being cheesy, I hate being vulnerable, but if I were to be as honest and raw about love as I am about trauma, then I would admit how badly my heart wants to fall in love again. Can we fast forward to the…