PTSD Spirituality: PTSD, Statements and Exclamation Points

I had two encounters with the phrase “Make a Statement!” recently. In both cases it related to buying cars. And, as is often the case with me, I started thinking about the phrase in terms of PTSD and Spirituality.[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Making Tomorrow Better Than Yesterday

In the last couple of months I’ve learned more about how to live the day that follows after a rotten PTSD-wracked day. Usually, the waves generated by a bad PTSD day will try to flood the following days. Even if we find a “boat” to ride out the waves, sometimes those PTSD waves still splash over the side and soak us. Is there any hope?[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Holidays Can Really Suck

I've linked to an essay on why holidays are so painful for people with PTSD called Holidays and the 18% PTSD Danger Zone. It is something I've posted before, but which seems to have a sustained usefulness for some readers. On a personal note: … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Kitty Assassins Defeat the French

Well, no words of wisdom here, just kitty assassins who are defeating … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Thrills vs. Creativity: Finding Meaning

PTSD often induces a fair amount of thrill seeking.  Why is that? Could creativity, non-verbal arts as well as writing, help us find meaning, validation, and survivability at less risk than bungee jumping and thrill seeking?  To this end, I was asked … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Past the Sand Traps, On to the Green.

Sometimes working on PTSD projects can be a little like trying to play golf. Not being a golf player (but I did like Bagger Vance, both the book and the film), I suppose it is something like this: You try to hit the ball as efficiently as you can … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Best Memories, Best Definitions (WB)

What if we (and not PTSD or its attendant vampires) got to formulate what a definition should really mean? PTSD seeks to destroy us through amplifying our worst traumatic memories and suppressing our healthy memories. PTSD is often aided and abetted … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD, Job, Theodicy & Gumball Theology

Fair Warning: This essay is non-conclusive and will probably annoy the (charles) dickens out of some people, even though neither is my intent. Just realistic. It also has way too many “quotation” marks, sometimes used for definitional purposes, other … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Healing and Writing Projects

This post is a combo survey on how I am healing up after my time under the knife and what I hope to be posting in the future, both near and far term. … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: I Think I Can See the Saddle from Here

Well, it’s been almost two weeks since my three minor surgeries.  They tell me that the first two weeks of recovery are the most painful and I can … [Continue reading]