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 a valuable question, which I then turned into this post:

“DR. Z. What would your response be to someone that has suffered being in a war for years or abused for years and, still has a rush or thrill to do something on the edge. [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]

PTSD Spirituality: Easter, Resurrection, and Healing

A Blessed Easter to You and Yours. The example of Jesus, where he spends … [Continue reading]

The PTSD Spirituality Website May be Off and On for a Day or Two

Greetings, All! The website requires some maintenance that may render its availability up and down for a day or two. Bear with me as I find out the answer to the following question: "What Happens if I Click This?" So, I'll give it a whirl and see … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and the Destruction of Dignity

The PTSD-Identity wants to destroy our dignity. As it is busy gnawing at our own self-worth it also seeks to erode the dignity of those we care about and who care about us. Our human dignity is associated with our sense of self. If it can be damaged, … [Continue reading]