PTSD Spirituality: Notebooks, Meaning, and Life

PTSD tends to hate it when we do anything positive with other people or when we do anything that is either productive or creative. Any of those items promotes love and life … and, as we know by now, PTSD hates love and life.[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Funding for the Film “Trauma”

I received a request from Steven Kelleher to spread the word about the film “Trauma.” His query is reproduced further below and is worth your time. I also lifted the following paragraph from the film’s website:

“A US Medevac unit rescues wounded soldiers and civilians, swooping into battlefields in war-torn Afghanistan and ferrying the critically injured back to awaiting Forward Surgical Teams. They work fast and they save lives. Arriving home after each tour, their struggle becomes reconciling the persistent memory of war with that of everyday life in America.”[Continue Reading…]

PTSD Spirituality: Another Memorial Day … Damn

Dragon Grapihte 2

Fair Warning: This is not a “Patriotic” essay. Memorial Day: We’ll get our share of drive-by caring and plastic patriotism. In some areas we will have to endure fireworks. And, we will have to deal with the specter of those afflicted with … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Vampires, Work, PTSD and Happiness

Boxee on Rail

In spite of more coverage, and one would then hope, more understanding, there are still stigmas that goes with PTSD. We are often harshly judged and criticized for the basic fact that we are human enough to have been wounded by traumatic … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD Seeks Our Disease (WB)

Send More Catnip!

It is no secret that PTSD seeks to destroy us. It desires to make us unstable, unpredictable, and unreliable. By doing so, it corrodes our best and most healthy relationships (Yikes! The cat just explored the keyboard – again – and I need to retype … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD Tries to Change Our Hearts

Tiger in Grass

PTSD wants to give us an involuntary heart transplant. It wants to replace a warm, beating, heart with a cold as ice, mechanical, heart. It wants to change out a heart that is loving, warm, and willing to be vulnerable, with a clockwork machine, … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Infidelity, Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Shark, Pen n Ink

PTSD and infidelity often go together.  Should you stay with a spouse or partner with PTSD who cheats on you sexually? Is the PTSD an excuse for infidelity, or is the person just an asshat who is a cheater with or without PTSD? … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Can Someone with PTSD Love?

I Love this Guy and He Loves Me!

Can a person with PTSD love another person? Can a person with PTSD allow themselves to be loved? Can a person with PTSD have healthy and loving relationships?  … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Art as a Means to Life and Love

A World of Hurt

PTSD seeks to extinguish Life and Love. It seeks to snuff out Creation. By a commitment to creative expressions and creative journey, we can mitigate the vampiric desires of PTSD and, potentially, understand more about Life and Love than we did … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: Cheating Spouses, Infidelity, and PTSD

  Having a loved one with PTSD is an exceptionally hard experience. We watch them suffer and we also suffer. Sometimes the PTSD, mixed with alcohol and porn, leads to infidelity and the leading of a double life. What can we understand about … [Continue reading]