2016 ended on a resoundly positive note after dragging me through the mud. I'll write more in depth about it later, I just wanted to share this song which I think I'm going to make my theme for the year of 2017, my 30th year, … Continue reading Can’t Be Unsaid
Good Lord, December has been brutal. 2016 put up one hell of a fight on its way out the door. That's really all I can say to encompass everything that's happened this month. I feel like I've been hit by a truck. More mentally and … Continue reading This :$&@( Month
Despite all of the struggles leading up to the holiday, the actual day was a success! B1 and I ended up back in the ER Christmas Eve so all of our plans to spend time with the family kind of got pushed back. B1 wasn't … Continue reading A Happy Holiday
The kids and I weren't planning on doing anything/going anywhere for Christmas since we're technically contagious until Christmas Eve, but at the last minute my family is all like: "you can't be alone on Christmas! Come here! Ppppppshaw contagion " Plus with the whole anxiety … Continue reading Christmas Surprise!
22 years I've been able to manage my PTSD related anxiety in various ways without medication. Self medicating or prescribed medication. That 22 years ended over the weekend with my third trip to the ER for a panic attack that just would not quit. Two hours … Continue reading Short Circuit
So I wanted to start out the tradition of baking Christmas Cookies with Little this year since a lot of our other traditions went by the wayside being in transition. I added cookie sheets, some gel decorating icing, and cookie dough to our grocery order … Continue reading Shimmering Shenanigans
It's that time of year again! 2016 is finally drawing to a close. We all made it, even if barely so. I wanted to do something new this year and highlight my most popular posts of 2016, but as I sat down and started going … Continue reading Patchwork Top Ten
There are days like this, and I feel like they begin to grow closer in number for me personally. Today? Not one of those days, but I share the sentiment regardless. Good read, check it out!
If I had to choose a “benefit” of enduring traumatic experiences and suffering from PTSD, it would have to be the hyper vigilance, and the way it connects you on a deeper level to the world around you. Just like the author describes in this beautiful post. None of it is ever fun, but it does afford a deeper appreciation for the subtle eccentricities of the universe. Go check out the post!
She listens with more than her ears.
The light from her soul
and the joy in her heart
illuminate the world around her.
Silently saying a prayer, she feels
the comfortable beat of her heart
as she flows to the music within.
©Alexis Rose, image: pixabay
Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph
No, as much as I'd love to say I'd snuck away on a secret trip back to Brasil, the adventures I'm referring to now are of the online shopping variety. The cold caught me by surprise this year. I hadn't had a chance to look … Continue reading Amazon Adventures