PTSD Spirituality: Vampires, Work, PTSD and Happiness

Boxee on RailIn 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 events.

The drive-by caring crowd often pulls their vampiric ghoul number on us. They attempt to splash around in the malarial swamps of both our past traumatic experiences and our ongoing present suffering from PTSD and other wounds.[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 some things). So, even the cat agrees, PTSD is out to harm us and then to harm others by rendering us unpredictable (Meow! Make him stop typing so he’ll get back to petting me!)…er, umm, well, it seems I have a co-typist today.[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]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Holiday Stress

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA. It will be a time when many people have enjoyable family get-togethers and a time to eat, relax, and maybe watch some football. And, unfortunately, for many, Thanksgiving and the crush of on-going holiday stress … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Reactions to the Paris Attacks

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris can aggravate the PTSD of people who do not even live in France. For those who live with PTSD, the Paris attacks send out ripples of traumatic triggers which can catalyze a fresh onset of PTSD driven behaviors. … [Continue reading]

PTSD Spirituality: PTSD and Hope, Scattered Thoughts

“How and why should we believe there is hope?” There are many possible responses to this question. And, I myself have asked this same question (more times than I care to really admit), especially as it has to do with my decisions to not commit … [Continue reading]