“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 suicide.[Continue Reading…]
Many trauma survivors, regardless of the specific nature of their trauma, go on to suffer PTSD in isolation and in silence. And, this can make the suffering worse.[Continue Reading…]
If you feel your life has no value and there is no hope. Please do not kill yourself.
It’s been an age since I have posted anything here at the PTSD Spirituality website. Mostly, it has been due to illness; the “Usual Suspects” of chronic pain, PTSD issues, mobility problems, and the mocking exhaustion from having nothing left to offer after teaching a class or going grocery shopping (hard to believe I once ran cross country). Added to those guys is a persistent, nagging, feeling of hubris, of unworthiness, of not really having much to say that counts in the big picture.[Continue Reading…]
Can a person with PTSD love or be loved?
The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is also “Yes” and would probably fill a couple of books (and might best be expressed in novels).[Continue Reading…]
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…]
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…]
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, then [Continue Reading…]
Remember that you have value.
No matter what your body’s wounds or injuries[Continue Reading…]